Junior Market lifted by steady trading

There was little change between the volume and value of stocks traded on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange Wednesday, compared to w trading on Tuesday and ended with 44 securities changing hands versus 43 on Tuesday and leading to prices of 24 rising, 15 declining and five closing unchanged.
A total of 6,618,235 shares were exchanged for $17,556,220 up from 6,590,370 units at $16,862,106 on Tuesday.
Trading averaged 150,414 shares at $399,005 down from 153,264 shares at $392,142 on Tuesday with month to date, averaging 268,341 units at $848,125 versus 279,381 stock units at $890,170 on Tuesday the previous day. September closed with an average of 470,099 units at $1,578,447.
ONE on ONE Educational led trading with 1.57 million shares for 23.7 percent of total volume followed by Dolla Financial with 1.04 million units for 15.7 percent of the day’s trade and JFP Limited with 708,690 units for 10.7 percent market share.
At the close, the Junior Market Index rose 24.95 points to settle at 4,141.88.
The PE Ratio, a measure of computing appropriate stock values, averages 12.6. 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 six stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and three with lower offers.
At the close, Access Financial dropped $3.81 in closing at $20.19, with 23 shares changing hands, AMG Packaging climbed 10 cents to $3.60 after trading 454,722 stock units, Caribbean Assurance Brokers rose 15 cents to $2.60 in exchanging 441,293 stock units. Consolidated Bakeries declined 19 cents to $2.51 after an exchange of 38,248 units, Dolla Financial rallied 14 cents to $3.44 in trading 1,040,889 shares, Elite Diagnostic fell 15 cents to close at $3.42 with a transfer of 101,812 stock units. Fontana lost 24 cents to end at $9.16, with 42,852 units clearing the market, Future Energy Source popped 22 cents to $5.35 with the swapping of 301,333 stocks, iCreate rallied 13 cents to $2.24, with 291,871 stock units crossing the market. Knutsford Express rose 10 cents in closing at a 52 weeks’ high of $9 after trading 5,620 shares, Lasco Distributors gained 18 cents to end at $2.99, with 19,778 stocks changing hands, Limners and Bards rallied 10 cents to $2.60 after exchanging 400 units. Main Event rose 60 cents in ending at $8.40 after an exchange of 15,612 stocks, MFS Capital Partners dipped 29 cents in closing at $2.67, with 104,000 shares crossing the market, Spur Tree Spices advanced 10 cents to close at $3.65 after a transfer of 57,347 stock units. Stationery and Office Supplies increased 15 cents to $15.20 with investors transferring 6,878 units and tTech shed 24 cents in closing at $3.05 after finishing the trading of 146 stock units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

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