Junior Market climbs Friday

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed higher on Friday, with the volume of stocks traded declining 21 percent and the value 22 percent lower than on Thursday after just 38 securities trading versus 41 on Thursday and ended with 12 rising, 12 declining and 14 closing unchanged.
A total of 6,115,628 shares were traded for $18,600,896 down from 7,760,885 units at $23,865,502 on Thursday.
Trading averaged 160,938 shares at $489,497 from 189,290 units at $582,085 on Thursday with the month to date averaging 246,806 units at $767,886 against 251,077 stock units at $781,733 on the previous day. September closed with an average of 470,099 units at $1,578,447.
Dolla Financial led trading with 1.59 million shares for 26 percent of total volume followed by JFP Ltd with 1.18 million units for 19.2 percent of the day’s trade and Future Energy Source with 511,980 units for 8.4 percent market share.
At the close, the Junior Market Index rose 25.86 points to settle at 4,150.00.
The PE Ratio, a measure of computing appropriate stock values, averages 13. 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 stock with a lower offer.
At the close, Access Financial rallied $3.49 in closing at $24.50 with an exchange of 455 shares, AMG Packaging gained 22 cents to end at $3.47 in exchanging 1,777 stocks, Blue Power advanced 28 cents to $3.40 after a transfer of 30 stock units. Consolidated Bakeries popped 19 cents to end at $2.69 with investors transferring 55,236 units, Dolla Financial rose 19 cents to close at $3.39 with 1,588,354 stock units crossing the exchange, General Accident shed 55 cents to end at $4.55, after an exchange of 32,452 units. iCreate declined 12 cents in closing at $2.01 as investors traded 177,311 shares, Indies Pharma increased 13 cents to $2.93 while exchanging 51,231 stocks, KLE Group fell 10 cents to close at $1.70, with 18,070 stocks clearing the market. Knutsford Express dropped 65 cents to $9.10 after trading 19,657 stock units, Lasco Manufacturing climbed 28 cents to $4.25 with a transfer of 5,949 shares, Main Event dipped 35 cents in closing at $9.01 with the swapping of 17,606 units. MFS Capital Partners lost 14 cents to end at $3.10 as 121,077 stock units passed through the market and Tropical Battery lost 11 cents in ending at $2.63, with 45,771 shares changing hands.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

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