Gains for JSE Junior Market

Trading closed on Wednesday, with the volume of stocks traded jumping 92 percent higher and the value rising 100 percent higher than on Tuesday leading to rising stocks outdistancing those falling at the close of the Jamaica Stock Exchange Junior Market.
Market activity led to 39 securities trading, up from 35 on Tuesday and ended with 15 rising, 12 declining and 12 closing unchanged as the Junior Market Index advanced 19.83 points to 3,420.49. The PE Ratio, a measure used to compute appropriate stock values, averages 14.8. The PE ratio of each stock shown in the chart below is based on earnings forecast for companies with financial years up to August 2022.
Trading saw an exchange of 8,986,092 shares for $33,239,994, up from 4,676,723 units at $16,609,083 on Tuesday. Lasco Manufacturing led trading with 3.44 million shares for 38.3 percent of total volume followed by Consolidated Bakeries with 1.09 million units for 12.1 percent of the day’s trade and Limners and Bards, 653,067 units, with 7.3 percent market share.
Trading averaged 230,413 shares at $852,308 compared to 133,621 shares at $474,545 on Tuesday and month to date, an average of 133,915 units at $515,440, compared to 119,440 units at $464,910 on Tuesday. December closed with an average of 409,209 units at $1,318,877.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows three stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and two stocks with lower offers.
At the close, Access Financial popped 51 cents to end at $17.60 after an exchanging of 1,036 shares, AMG Packaging increased 23 cents ending at $2.85 after trading 318,761 stock units, CAC 2000 gained 30 cents in closing at $8 while exchanging 1,110 stock units. Caribbean Assurance Brokers climbed 23 cents to a 52 weeks’ high of $2.97 with 197,240 units changing hands, Caribbean Cream declined 55 cents to close at $5.20 after trading 37,054 stock units, Derrimon Trading lost 6 cents to close at $2.17 with 208,244 shares crossing the market. Dolphin Cove rose 40 cents to close at a 52 weeks’ high of $19.60 in exchanging 249,869 stocks, Express Catering dropped 5 cents in closing at $5.35 trading 63,402 units, General Accident shed 35 cents in ending at $6 with 34,138 stocks crossing the market. Honey Bun fell 21 cents to $9.48 in switching ownership of 70,350 shares, Iron Rock Insurance popped 31 cents to close at $3.41 following an exchange of 2,013 units, Jamaican Teas dropped 7 cents in closing at $3.90 after 168,702 stock units cleared the market. Jetcon Corporation advanced 7 cents to 92 cents as 15,073 units changed hands, KLE Group rallied 5 cents to $2.55 with an exchange of 1,077 stock units, Knutsford Express climbed 45 cents to end at $8 in trading 8,237 shares. Lasco Distributors fell 5 cents to end at $3.15 with the swapping of 163,671 stocks, Lasco Financial declined 5 cents to $3.29, with 4,619 stocks changing hands, Lasco Manufacturing shed 9 cents in closing at $4.50 after an exchange of 3,442,151 stock units. Main Event increased 25 cents to $4.75 in exchanging 17,000 units and tTech gained 45 cents to close at $4.70, with 3,500 shares clearing the market.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

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