September gains for Junior Market

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange Friday, closed September 61.5 points higher than August close with a 23.4 percent gain for the year to date with the volume and the value of stocks trading marginally higher than on Thursday resulting in an exchange of 46 securities versus 41 on Thursday with 18 rising, 16 declining and 12 closing unchanged.
A total of 19,888,010 shares were traded for $79,051,861 up from 17,734,945 units at $68,426,190 on Thursday.
Trading averaged 432,348 shares at $1,718,519 in contrast to 432,560 stocks at $1,668,931 on Thursday, with trading month to date, averaging 470,099 units at $1,578,445 compared to 471,994 stock units at $1,571,411 on the previous day. August closed with an average of 407,186 units at $1,330,946.
Several stocks traded in large volume led by Fosrich with 6.28 million shares for 31.6 percent of total volume, followed by Spur Tree Spices with 2.91 million units for 14.6 percent of the day’s trade, Future Energy Source came in with 2.40 million units for 12.1 percent market share, ONE on ONE Educational chipped in with 1.26 million units for 6.4 percent if stocks traded and Dolla Financial, 1.20 million units for 6 percent of the market.
At the close, the Junior Market Index advanced 36.11 points to settle at 4,229.54. The PE Ratio, a measure of computing appropriate stock values, averages 12.8. The PE ratios of Junior Market stocks incorporate 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 two with lower offers.
At the close, Access Financial popped $3.03 in closing at $27.72 in an exchange of 38,331 shares, AMG Packaging declined 38 cents to end at $3.51 and closed with trading of 40,203 stocks, Cargo Handlers increased 40 cents to $11.51 with 8,160 stock units changing hands. Consolidated Bakeries dipped 25 cents to end at $2.66 with a transfer of 27,908 units, EduFocal dropped 20 cents to $2.45, with 171,853 units clearing the market, Express Catering shed 30 cents to close at $5.30 with the swapping of 727,822 shares. Fosrich advanced 32 cents in closing at $4.35 in trading 6,280,600 stock units, iCreate lost 35 cents to end at $2.45 with investors transferring 800,462 stocks, Indies Pharma gained 18 cents in ending at $3.20 after a transfer of 509,797 stocks. Iron Rock Insurance fell 26 cents to $2.50 in switching ownership of 2,048 units, KLE Group rose 19 cents to $2.17, with 593 shares crossing the market, Main Event rallied 46 cents to close at $9.45 while exchanging 222,157 stock units. MFS Capital Partners declined 20 cents to end at $3, 410,493 stock units crossing the exchange, Paramount Trading climbed 16 cents to $1.97 after exchanging 125 shares, Spur Tree Spices popped 39 cents in closing at $3.85, with 2,910,027 stocks changing hands. Stationery and Office Supplies jumped $1.70 to close at $17.80 with an exchange of 243,643 units and tTech dropped 45 cents in closing at $2.54 as investors exchanged 138,790 stock units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

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