Losing Junior Market stocks overpower those rising

Trading closed on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange Thursday, with the volume of stocks traded rising 43 percent spurred by a 54 percent rise in value over Wednesday, with 46 securities trading versus 42 on Wednesday and ending with prices of nine rising, 28 declining and nine closing unchanged.
A total of 7,669,560 shares were traded for $24,736,067 compared to 5,241,850 units at $16,012,234 on Wednesday.
Trading averaged 166,730 shares at $537,741 versus 124,806 units at $381,244 on Wednesday with the month to date, averaging 228,023 units at $595,987 compared with 237,359 shares at $604,859 on the previous day. October closed with an average of 264,407 units at $832,036.
Spur Tree Spices led trading with 2.49 million shares for 32.5 percent of total volume followed by Dolla Financial with 951,467 units for 12.4 percent of the day’s trade and JFP Ltd with 755,682 units for 9.9 percent market share.
At the close, the Junior Market Index dropped 47.70 points to close at 4,058.71.
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 four stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and three with lower offers.
At the close, Access Financial shed $1.69 to close at $22, with 150 shares passed through the market, Blue Power increased 10 cents to $3.30 with an exchange of 329 stocks, Caribbean Assurance Brokers fell 20 cents to close at $2.39 as investors exchanged 345,279 units. Consolidated Bakeries shed 18 cents to end at $2.71 as 2,885 stock units passed through the market, Elite Diagnostic dipped 17 cents in closing at $3.40 after exchanging 130,430 stock units, Everything Fresh lost 10 cents in ending at $1.67 in an exchange of 1,453 shares. Express Catering dropped 19 cents in closing at $5.01 in exchanging 300 stocks, Future Energy Source rose 14 cents to close at $5.33, with 112,325 units crossing the exchange, Indies Pharma dipped 15 cents to end at $2.72 after trading 48,422 stocks. ISP Finance dropped $1 to $15 in trading 5,000 shares, KLE Group declined 41 cents to $1.60 after 21,215 units crossed the market, Limners and Bards fell 32 cents to $2.38 with investors transferring 139,050 stock units. Medical Disposables lost 35 cents in closing at $5.15 after trading 1,000 stock units, MFS Capital Partners climbed 42 cents to close at $2.96 while exchanging 28,387 stocks and Stationery and Office Supplies shed 50 cents to end at $16 with 5,642 units clearing the market.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Junior Market climbs higher on Wednesday

Trading activity dropped at the close on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange Wednesday, with the volume of stocks traded declining 48 percent with a 43 percent fall in value from Tuesday, with 42 securities trading down from 45 on Tuesday and ended with 21 rising, 14 declining and seven closing unchanged.
A total of 5,241,850 shares were traded for $16,012,234 compared to 10,330,282 units at $28,311,242 on Tuesday.
Trading averaged 124,806 shares at $381,244 down from 229,562 units at $629,139 on Tuesday with the month to date, averaging 237,359 units at $604,859 versus 255,541 stock units at $640,982 on the previous day. October closed with an average of 264,407 units at $832,036.
MFS Capital Partners led trading with 1.06 million shares for 19.8 percent of total volume followed by Dolla Financial with 819,597 units for 15.3 percent of the day’s trade and Fosrich with 668,333 units for 12.5 percent market share.
At the close, the Junior Market Index climbed 9.05 points to settle at 4,106.41.
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 five stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and three with lower offers.
At the close, Access Financial popped $1.69 to end at $23.69, with ten shares crossing the market, Consolidated Bakeries gained 18 cents to end at $2.89 after trading 165 units, Dolla Financial advanced 13 cents to close at $3.33 after a transfer of 819,597 stock units. Dolphin Cove lost 27 cents in ending at $13.73 while exchanging 3,031 stocks, Elite Diagnostic increased 17 cents to $3.57 after exchanging 115,234 stocks, Fosrich rallied 11 cents to end at $4.59 with a transfer of 668,333 stock units. Future Energy Source shed 11 cents to $5.19 in an exchange of 205,844 shares, General Accident rose 60 cents to $5.10, with 1,909 units crossing the exchange,Indies Pharma climbed 11 cents in closing at $2.87 in owners switching 2,407 stock units. Iron Rock Insurance climbed 37 cents to close at $2.67 as investors exchanged 223 units, KLE Group rallied 26 cents to $2.01 after 346 stocks passed through the market, Knutsford Express popped 94 cents in closing at $8.99 with the swapping of 599 shares. Lasco Distributors advanced 14 cents to end at $2.87 with investors transferring 5,062 stocks, Lasco Financial increased 24 cents to $3 after trading 1,364 units, Lasco Manufacturing dipped 15 cents to $3.85 with trading of 163,100 shares. Main Event fell 25 cents in closing at $10.10 with 26,633 stock units changing hands, MFS Capital Partners dropped 46 cents to $2.54 in exchanging 1,059,310 units, Spur Tree Spices rose 11 cents to end at $3.51 after exchanging 58,434 stock units and Stationery and Office Supplies declined 95 cents to close at $16.50 in trading 250 stocks.

Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Junior Market pops higher on Tuesday

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange inched higher at the close on Tuesday, with the volume of stocks traded rising 37 percent over Monday levels after funds entering the market rose 19 percent more than on Monday with 45 securities trading similar to Monday and ended with prices of 13 rising, 18 declining and 14 closing unchanged.
A total of 10,330,282 shares were traded for $28,311,242 compared to 7,558,210 units at $23,889,400 on Monday.
Trading averaged 229,562 shares at $629,139 versus 167,960 units at $530,876 on Monday with the month to date, averaging 255,541 units at $640,982 compared to 260,979 stock units at $643,461 on the previous day. October closed with an average of 264,407 units at $832,036.
Derrimon Trading led trading with 3.15 million shares for 30.5 percent of total volume as the price closed at a 52 weeks’ low, followed by Dolla Financial with 670,443 units for 6.5 percent of the day’s trade and Lasco Distributors with 618,725 units for 6 percent market share.
At the close, the Junior Market Index increased 3.02 points to settle at 4,097.36.
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 four stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and three with lower offers.
At the close, Access Financial declined $1.69 to $22 in switching ownership of 6,216 shares, Blue Power rallied 26 cents to close at $3.25 with the swapping of 1,234 units, Cargo Handlers shed 35 cents to end at $12.55 as investors exchanged 23 stock units. Dolla Financial dipped 13 cents to $3.20 in trading 670,443 stocks, Elite Diagnostic fell 10 cents to $3.40 and closed with 81,266 stocks trading, Everything Fresh popped 13 cents to $1.70 with a transfer of 67,254 shares. Future Energy Source advanced 12 cents in closing at $5.30, with 381,368 stock units changing hands, Indies Pharma dropped 24 cents to $2.76 in exchanging 10,318 units, ISP Finance lost 20 cents to end at $16 as 7,476 stocks passed through the market. Knutsford Express lost 65 cents to close at $8.05 after 16,546 stock units crossed the market, Lasco Distributors declined 27 cents to $2.73 after trading 618,725 units, Lasco Financial shed 24 cents to end at $2.76 with an exchange of 166,220 shares. Lasco Manufacturing increased 20 cents in closing at $4 after trading 250,375 stock units, Limners and Bards gained 12 cents to close at $2.72 after exchanging 13,265 stocks, Main Event rose 72 cents to $10.35 in an exchange of 28,757 units. Stationery and Office Supplies climbed 45 cents to end at $17.45 after a transfer of 9,969 shares and tTech climbed 15 cents to $2.95, with 1,200 units crossing the market.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Juniors in early week rise

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The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange recorded gains on Monday, with the volume of stocks traded falling 74 percent less after a  44 percent fall in the value of funds passing through the market compared to Friday following trading in 45 securities trading versus 44 on Friday and ended with 13 rising, 25 declining and seven closing unchanged.
A total of 7,558,210 shares were traded for $23,889,400, down from 28,794,407 units at $42,886,545 on Friday.
Trading averaged 167,960 shares at $530,876 compared with 654,418 units at $974,694 on Friday, with the month to date averaging 260,979 units at $643,461 versus 285,601 stock units at $673,263 on the previous trading day. October closed with an average of 264,407 units at $832,036.
Dolla Financial led trading with 3.24 million shares for 42.9 percent of total volume, followed by EduFocal with 887,986 units for 11.7 percent of the day’s trade and JFP Ltd with 448,902 units for 5.9 percent market share.
At the close, the Junior Market Index rallied 20.80 points to close at 4,094.34.
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 four stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and none with a lower offer.
At the close, Access Financial lost 74 cents to end at $23.69, with 1,233 shares crossing the exchange, AMG Packaging dropped 24 cents in closing at $3.16, with 7,218 units crossing the market, Blue Power dipped 31 cents to close at $2.99 after an exchange of 3,903 stocks. CAC 2000 declined 19 cents to $8.30 in trading 675 stock units, Cargo Handlers shed 40 cents to $12.90 after 306 stocks passed through the exchange, Caribbean Cream popped 15 cents to $4 with the swapping of 34 units. Caribbean Flavours fell 18 cents to $1.62 as investors exchanged 13,900 shares. Consolidated Bakeries dipped 30 cents to end at $2.70 in switching ownership of 41,765 stock units, Everything Fresh fell 20 cents in closing at $1.57 with a transfer of 307,508 stock units. Express Catering jumped 71 cents to $5.27 after an exchange of 1,700 units, Future Energy Source rallied 10 cents to $5.18 after 208,772 shares changed hands, Indies Pharma climbed 25 cents to $3 after investors exchanged 37,581 stocks. Iron Rock Insurance declined 43 cents to end at $2.30 with an exchange of 5,588 units, Knutsford Express advanced 62 cents in closing at $8.70, with 57,212 stocks clearing the market, Lasco Distributors rose 27 cents to $3 while exchanging 40,594 shares. Lasco Financial climbed 28 cents in closing at $3 in an exchange of 52,902 stock units, Limners and Bards dropped 12 cents to end at $2.60 in exchanging 31,105 stock units, Main Event slipped 37 cents to $9.63 after a transfer of 59,893 shares. MFS Capital Partners shed 13 cents ending at $2.95, with 52,810 stocks passing through the market, Stationery and Office Supplies lost 45 cents to close at $17 after trading 3,891 units and tTech dropped 49 cents to $2.80, with investors swapping 699 stocks.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Junior slipped with positive gains

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange slipped modestly at the close of trading on Friday, with the volume of stocks traded surging 380 percent with the value 128 percent higher than on Thursday as 44 securities were exchanged versus 46 on Thursday and ended with 20 rising, 16 declining and eight closing unchanged.
A total of 28,794,407 shares were traded for $42,886,545 up from 5,995,653 units at $18,822,588 on Thursday.
Trading averaged 654,418 shares at $974,694 compared to 130,340 units at $409,187 on Thursday with a month to date average of 285,601 units at $673,263 up from 156,808 stock units at $568,001 on the previous day.  October closed with an average of 264,407 units at $832,036.
GWest Corporation led trading with 21 million shares for 72.9 percent of total volume followed by JFP Ltd with 2.99 million units for 10.4 percent of the day’s trade and Dolla Financial with 863,593 units for 3 percent market share.
At the close, the Junior Market Index declined 5.56 points to 4,073.54.
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 ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and one with a lower offer.
At the close, AMG Packaging increased 17 cents to close at $3.40, with 2,102 shares crossing the market, Blue Power rose 30 cents to end at $3.30 in exchanging 79,736 stock units, Cargo Handlers rallied 45 cents to $13.30 while exchanging 768 stocks. Caribbean Flavours rose 15 cents in closing at $1.80 with an exchange of 4,193 units, Dolphin Cove fell $1 in ending at $14 as investors exchanged 6,853 shares, Express Catering declined 73 cents in closing at $4.56 after trading 6,453 units. Future Energy Source dipped 11 cents to $5.08, with 252,563 stock units changing hands, Honey Bun gained 35 cents to close at $7.05 after 45,662 stocks crossed the market, Indies Pharma shed 25 cents after ending at $2.75 in an exchange of 51,530 shares. Iron Rock Insurance advanced 53 cents to $2.73 after exchanging ten units, Jamaican Teas popped 17 cents to $2.75, with 500 stock units clearing the market, Knutsford Express lost 42 cents in closing at $8.08 after 1,091 stocks passed through the market. Lasco Distributors dropped 17 cents to close at $2.73 with the swapping of 39,160 stock units, Lasco Financial lost 12 cents to end at $2.72 trading 4,148 units, Lasco Manufacturing dipped 15 cents ending at $3.85 after exchanging 208,497 stocks before the company reported continued increase in revenues and profits for the second quarter to September. Medical Disposables increased 40 cents to end at $5.50 after a transfer of 77,905 shares, MFS Capital Partners climbed 12 cents to $3.08 in switching the ownership of 32,272 stock units, Spur Tree Spices declined 12 cents to $3.35 trading 385,925 shares and Stationery and Office Supplies advanced 95 cents to $17.45 with investors transferring 7,282 units
In the preference segmentCAC 2000 9.5% preference share rallied 18 cents in closing at $1.18 as 1,688 stocks crossed the exchange.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Trading dropped on the JSE Junior Market

Trading closed on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange Thursday with a 7 percent decline in the volume of stocks traded after the value plunged 30 percent lower than on Wednesday, with trading in 46 securities up from 39 on Wednesday, ending in prices of 15 rising, 21 declining and ten closing unchanged.
A total of 5,995,653 shares were exchanged for $18,822,588 versus 6,446,267 units at $26,873,467 on Wednesday.
Trading averaged 130,340 shares for $409,187 versus 165,289 units at $689,063 on Wednesday with the month to date, averaging 156,808 units at $568,001 compared with 172,027 stock units at $659,319 on the previous day.  October closed with an average of 264,407 units at $832,036.
EduFocal led trading with 664,189 shares for 11.1 percent of total volume followed by JFP Ltd with 653,922 units for 10.9 percent of the day’s trade and Dolla Financial with 632,499 units for 10.5 percent market share.
At the close, the Junior Market Index lost 11.63 points to settle at 4,079.10.
The PE Ratio, a measure of computing appropriate stock values, averages 12.8. The PE ratios of JuniorMarket 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 fell 50 cents to close at $24.50 after an exchange of 3,360 shares, AMG Packaging dipped 25 cents in closing at $3.23, with 868 stocks crossing the market, Cargo Handlers dropped 45 cents to close at $12.85 trading 50 units. Caribbean Assurance Brokers advanced 24 cents to $2.60 with just 18 stock units crossing the exchange, Caribbean Flavours fell 10 cents to $1.65 after a transfer of 31,038 stock units, Consolidated Bakeries popped 10 cents to close at $3.09 as investors exchanged 249,485 shares. Dolphin Cove lost 50 cents to end at $15 while exchanging 37,623 stocks, Express Catering rose 29 cents to $5.29, with 13,010 units crossing the market, Fontana increased 35 cents in closing at $9.14 as 29,443 shares changed hands. Iron Rock Insurance declined 54 cents to $2.20, with 20,348 units passing through the market, KLE Group rallied 15 cents to $1.85 with an exchange of 32,837 stock units, Knutsford Express dipped 95 cents in closing at $8.50 after investors swapped 90,955 stocks. Lasco Distributors gained 24 cents to close at $2.90, with 32,449 stock units changing hands, Lasco Financial climbed 14 cents to $2.84 with a transfer of 600 shares, Main Event fell 40 cents to end at $9.95 in an exchange of 24,195 units and Stationery and Office Supplies popped $1.44 to end at $16.50 with the swapping of 33,960 stocks.
In the preference segmentCAC 2000 9.5% preference share dropped 18 cents to close at $1 with 11,874 shares clearing the market.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Junior Market rallies Wednesday

Stocks mostly rose in trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Wednesday, with the volume of stocks traded declining 12 percent less and the value modestly more than on Tuesday with 39 securities trading, down from 41 on Tuesday, with 18 rising, 13 declining and eight closing unchanged.
A total of 6,446,267 shares were exchanged for $26,873,467 versus 7,315,888 units at $25,872,080 on Tuesday.
Trading averaged 165,289 shares at $689,063 compared to 178,436 units at $631,026 on Tuesday with the month to date, average of 172,027 units at $659,319. October ended with an average of 264,407 units at $832,036.
JFP Ltd led trading with 1.31 million shares for 20.4 percent of total volume followed by Dolla Financial with 747,702 units for 11.6 percent of the day’s trade and Dolphin Cove with 668,279 units for 10.4 percent market share.
At the close, the Junior Market Index increased 30.65 points to settle at 4,090.73.
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 five stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and three with lower offers.
At the close, AMG Packaging increased 30 cents to $3.48 while exchanging 9,516 shares, Blue Power fell 11 cents to $2.99 with investors transferring 15,284 stock units, Consolidated Bakeries rallied 44 cents to end at $2.99 as 50,197 units passed through the market. Dolphin Cove rose $1.52 to close at $15.50 as investors exchanged 668,279 stocks, following news that the company could be buying Mystic Mountains operations that enjoyed years of profitable operation. Everything Fresh climbed 16 cents in closing at $1.78 after trading 11,025 stocks, Fontana dropped 31 cents to $8.79, with 118,115 units changing hands. Fosrich gained 12 cents in closing at $4.57 after an exchange of 511,772 shares, Honey Bun declined 44 cents to close at $6.75 in trading 20,165 stock units, Indies Pharma popped 14 cents in ending at $2.94 after 62,708 units changed hands. Iron Rock Insurance advanced 44 cents to end at $2.74 with the swapping of five shares, Jamaican Teas shed 18 cents in ending at $2.58 with a transfer of 262,250 stock units, Knutsford Express rallied 65 cents to end at $9.45, with 302 stocks crossing the exchange. Lasco Distributors lost 14 cents in closing at a 52 weeks’ low of $2.66 after a transfer of 97,782 stocks, Lasco Financial dipped 14 cents to close at $2.70 with an exchange of 44,875 shares, Lumber Depot popped 19 cents to $2.70 in trading 304,239 stock units and Stationery and Office Supplies dropped $1.07 in closing at $15.06 after investors exchanged 23,000 units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Junior Market squeezes out gains

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange eked out a modest gain on Tuesday, with trading declining sharply from Monday’s levels as the volume of stocks traded declined 71 percent as the value dropped 70 percent, with 41 securities trading versus 43 on Monday and ended with 15 rising, 22 declining and four closing unchanged.
A total of 7,315,888 shares were exchanged for $25,872,080 compared to 25,484,902 units at $87,225,378 on Monday.
Trading averaged 178,436 shares at $631,026 compared with 592,672 units at $2,028,497 on Monday. October closed with an average of 264,407 units at $832,036.
Main Event closed at a 52 weeks’ high of $10.35 and Derrimon Trading ended at the 52 weeks’ low of $2.07 and Dolla Financial led trading with 1.81 million shares for 24.7 percent of total volume followed by Tropical Battery with 895,365 units for 12.2 percent of the day’s trade and JFP Ltd with 565,494 units for 7.7 percent market share.
At the close, the Junior Market Index advanced 8.37 points to settle at 4,060.08.
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 seven stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close, Access Financial dropped $1.50 to close at $25 with a transfer of 18,291 shares, AMG Packaging declined 30 cents to $3.18 in an exchange of 9,740 units, Caribbean Assurance Brokers lost 29 cents in closing at $2.36, with 506 stocks passed through the market. Caribbean Cream dipped 14 cents to close at $3.86 after an exchange of 8,101 stock units, Dolphin Cove gained 98 cents after ending at $13.98, with 142,469 stocks changing hands, Express Catering dropped 29 cents to end at $5 with the swapping of 200 units. Future Energy Source fell 17 cents in closing at $5.21 while exchanging 230,614 shares, Honey Bun rallied 63 cents to $7.19 after an exchange of 209,359 stock units, Indies Pharma dipped 34 cents after ending at $2.80 in exchanging 3,526 stock units. ISP Finance advanced $1.10 to close at $16.20, with 2,116 stocks clearing the market, Knutsford Express dropped 90 cents in closing at $8.80 after trading 7,421 units, Lasco Manufacturing climbed 19 cents to $4, with 3,839 shares crossing the market. Lumber Depot fell 19 cents to end at $2.51 as investors exchanged 354,569 stocks, Main Event increased $1.35 to close at a 52 weeks’ high of $10.35, with 356,770 stock units crossing the market, Medical Disposables declined 59 cents ending at $5.10 after trading 11,339 shares. MFS Capital Partners shed 10 cents to end at $3 in switching ownership of 296,066 units, Paramount Trading popped 11 cents to $2 after a transfer of 4,727 shares, Spur Tree Spices lost 29 cents in closing at $3.48 with an exchange of 186,306 stocks. Stationery and Office Supplies shed 86 cents to close at $16.13 after exchanging 700 units and tTech rose 59 cents to $3.29, with just one stock unit changing hands.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Big loss for Junior Market to end October

The Jamaica Stock Exchange Junior Market suffered a sharp decline in trading Monday with the Index dropping 98.29 points to end at 4,051.71 after falling nearly 120 points shortly before trading closed, and fell 177.83 points for October, with investors clearing all Access Financial shares up to $26.50 just before the market closed. 
The volume of stocks traded surged 317 percent, with the value up 369 percent over Friday, following trading in 43 securities up from 38 on Friday and ended with 17 rising, 20 declining and six unchanged.
A total of 25,484,902 shares were exchanged for $87,225,378 up from 6,115,628 units at $18,600,896 on Friday.
Trading averaged 592,672 shares at $2,028,497 compared to 160,938 units at $489,497 on Friday with the month to date averaging 264,407 units at $832,036 compared with 246,806 stock units at $767,886 on the previous trading day. September closed with an average of 470,099 units at $1,578,447.
Dolla Financial led trading with 9.33 million shares for 36.6 percent of total volume, followed by Fosrich with 6.06 million units for 23.8 percent of the day’s trade, Derrimon Trading with 1.94 million units for 7.6 percent of share trading, JFP Ltd with 1.68 million units for 6.6 percent of the total market trade and MFS Capital Partners with 1.27 million units for 5 percent market share.
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 nine stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and one with a lower offer.
At the close, Access Financial gained $2 in closing at $26.50 after 113,097 shares passed through the market, Blue Power fell 30 cents to $3.10 as investors exchanged 2,501 stock units, Cargo Handlers shed 20 cents to close at $13.30 with a transfer of 6,389 units. Caribbean Cream popped 14 cents to $4 with an exchange of 1,744 stocks, Caribbean Flavours dropped 12 cents to end at $1.62 after a transfer of 39,730 shares, Consolidated Bakeries dipped 18 cents in closing at $2.51, with 71,819 units clearing the market. Dolla Financial declined 19 cents to close at $3.20 after trading 9,333,710 stocks, Fosrich lost 16 cents in ending at $4.50 with the swapping of 6,063,236 stock units, Future Energy Source advanced 22 cents to $5.38 while exchanging 547,923 units. Honey Bun dipped 84 cents to end at $6.56 in an exchange of 17,321 stock units, Indies Pharma increased 21 cents to $3.14, with 150,512 stocks crossing the exchange, Knutsford Express rallied 60 cents in closing at $9.70 but the price hit an intraday high of $9.80 in trading 11,196 shares. Lasco Manufacturing dropped 44 cents to end at $3.81 after it hit a 52 weeks’ intraday low of $3.75 with investors transferring 35,850 stocks, Limners and Bards climbed 35 cents to $2.70 after an exchange of 32,992 stock units, Medical Disposables declined 28 cents to close at $5.69, with 31,573 units crossing the market. Spur Tree Spices rose 25 cents to end at $3.77 and closed with an exchange of 520,027 shares, Stationery and Office Supplies rallied $1.24 to $16.99 after an exchange of 67,561 stock units, Tropical Battery increased 12 cents to $2.75, with 513,109 units changing hands and tTech shed 59 cents in closing at $2.70 in exchanging 1,300 shares.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

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.