Junior Market trading drops

Trading closed on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange Friday, with a 50 percent fall in the volume of stocks traded and a 33 percent decline in the value compared to Thursday, after activity in  41 securities versus 42 on Thursday and ending with the prices of 20 rising, 16 declining and five closing unchanged.
A total of 10,149,669 shares were traded for $26,870,316 down from 20,300,179 units at $40,240,995 on Thursday.
Trading averaged 247,553 shares at $655,374 compared to 483,338 shares at $958,119 on Thursday, with the month to date, averaging 500,665 units at $1,637,154 compared to 515,490 units at $1,694,659 on the previous day. August closed with an average of 407,186 units at $1,330,946.
ONE on ONE Educational led trading with 2.16 million shares for 21.3 percent of total volume followed by iCreate with 1.95 million units for 19.2 percent of the day’s trade and Consolidated Bakeries with 1.06 million units for 10.4 percent market share.
At the close, the Junior Market Index lost 27.58 points to settle at 4,100.11.
The PE Ratio, a measure of computing appropriate stock values, averages 12.8. 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 three stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close, Access Financial increased 30 cents to $22.30 in trading 1,015 shares, AMG Packaging gained 31 cents to end at $3.81, with 153 units crossing the exchange, Caribbean Assurance Brokers rallied 30 cents to $2.60 with an exchange of 11,852 stocks. Caribbean Cream advanced 46 cents to $4.47, with 220 stock units crossing the market, Consolidated Bakeries climbed 45 cents in ending at a multiple-year closing high of $2.50 while exchanging 1,056,501 stock units, Elite Diagnostic declined 34 cents to close at $3.31 in a swapping of 92,279 stocks. Everything Fresh rose 20 cents in closing at $1.50 with investors transferring 158,580 units, Fontana popped 20 cents in ending at $9.45 after 80,927 shares crossed the market, Future Energy Source shed 28 cents to end at $5.01 with 241,453 stock units clearing the market. Honey Bun rose 49 cents to $8.27 after trading 6,714 units, iCreate fell 26 cents in closing at $2.21 with the swapping of 1,952,192 shares, Lasco Distributors lost 16 cents to end at $2.84 after exchanging 160,365 stocks. Lasco Manufacturing increased 19 cents to end at $4.30 in trading 22,650 units, Mailpac Group popped 15 cents in ending at $2.42 after exchanging 106,187 shares, Spur Tree Spices dipped 15 cents to close at $3.49 in an exchange of 497,012 stocks. Stationery and Office Supplies dropped $1.30 to end at $16.20 in switching ownership of 10,000 stock units and tTech rallied 45 cents to $3 as investors exchanged 254,811 stocks.
In the preference segmentCAC 2000 9.5% preference share shed 16 cents to close at $1.01, with 6,538 units changing hands.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

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