Junior Market trading bounced

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange climbed higher on Wednesday after the volume of stocks traded jumped 77 percent and the value jumped 111 percent more than on Tuesday with 43 securities trading versus 46 on Tuesday and ended with 21 rising, 14 declining and eight closing unchanged, leading to 20,778,103 shares being exchanged for $85,799,358 up from 11,719,807 units at $40,628,150 on Tuesday. 

Big Fesco trade pushed the price up by 29 cents.

Future Energy Source led trading with 9.65 million shares for 46.5 percent of total volume, followed by AMG Packaging with 2.78 million units for 13.4 percent of the day’s trade, Everything Fresh ended with 1.79 million units for 8.6 percent market share, ONE on ONE Educational traded 1.37 million units for 6.6 percent if the market, iCreate with 1.25 million units controlled 6 percent market share and JFP Limited with 1.14 million units for 5.5 percent of shares traded.
Trading averaged 483,212 shares at $1,995,334 compared to 254,778 shares at $883,221 on Tuesday with month to date, averaging 473,842 units at $1,566,843 compared to 473,358 shares at $1,544,697 on Tuesday the previous trading day. August closed with an average of 407,186 units at $1,330,946.
At the close, the Junior Market Index rose 49.01 points to settle at 4,182.77, but the market closed with negative sentiment as shown by today’s reading of the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator. The PE Ratio, a measure of computing appropriate stock values, averages 12.7. 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 two stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and six with lower offers.
At the close, Access Financial rallied 16 cents to $24.69 with the swapping of 326 shares, AMG Packaging lost 24 cents to end at $3.56 with an exchange of 2,777,614 stock units, CAC 2000 advanced $1.40 to $8.50 in exchanging 1,859 units. Consolidated Bakeries climbed 32 cents in closing at $2.82 as investors exchanged 37,013 stocks, Derrimon Trading increased 12 cents to $2.33 in switching ownership of 232,498 units, Dolphin Cove rose 32 cents to $13.10 after a transfer of 7,088 stocks. EduFocal shed 13 cents to $2.37 with investors transferring 18,296 shares, Elite Diagnostic fell 21 cents in closing at $3.33 in an exchange of 4,362 stock units, Everything Fresh dipped 20 cents to end at $1.50 in trading 1,785,469 shares. Future Energy Source popped 29 cents to close at $5.85 after trading 9,654,327 stocks, Honey Bun gained 66 cents to end at $8.26, with 6,613 stock units clearing the market, iCreate popped 11 cents to $3 with a transfer of 1,245,783 units. Iron Rock Insurance gained 30 cents in closing at $2.80, with 100 shares changing hands, Lasco Distributors rallied 21 cents to close at $3.11 while exchanging 170,347 stock units, ONE on ONE Educational dropped 14 cents to $1.61, with 1,374,982 stocks crossing the market and Stationery and Office Supplies declined $1.10 in ending at $15.65 after an exchange of 12,950 units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

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