Trading surges on junior Market

The most prominent trade on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Thursday was SSL Venture Capital accounting for nearly 92 percent of the day’s volume and pushing the volume of stocks traded up 560 percent more than on Wednesday, with the value surging 547 percent and leading to 46 securities trading versus 44 on the previous day, with 15 rising, 24 declining and seven closing unchanged.

The Junior Market Index rose 19.64 points to end at 4,174.54. 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.
Overall, 67,565,648 shares were traded for $220,496,708 compared to 10,233,350 units at $34,092,043 on Wednesday. Trading averaged 1,468,818 shares at $4,793,407 versus 232,576 shares at $774,819 on Wednesday, with month to date, averaging 671,200 units at $2,199,173 compared to 244,567 units at $811,560 on the previous trading day. July closed with an average of 512,709 units at $2,574,304.
SSL Venture led trading with 61.87 million shares for 91.6 percent of total volume, followed by Dolla Financial with 1.58 million units for 2.3 percent of the day’s trade and Fosrich with 1.08 million units for 1.6 percent market share.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows none ending with a bid higher than the last selling price and two with lower offers.
At the close, CAC 2000 dropped $1 to $7.50 with an exchange of 1,847 shares, Caribbean Assurance Brokers shed 14 cents to end at $2.36, with 38,566 stocks clearing the market, Caribbean Cream increased 16 cents in closing at $4.20 after 237 units crossed the exchange. Consolidated Bakeries fell 10 cents to $1.30, with 31,244 stock units changing hands, Dolphin Cove declined $1 to close at $14.60 in exchanging 11,774 stocks, Elite Diagnostic lost 14 cents to end at $3.45 in trading 64,485 stock units. Everything Fresh gained 10 cents in closing at $1.38 after exchanging 16,872 units, General Accident climbed 40 cents to $5.90 after trading 11 shares and iCreate rallied 10 cents to $4.50 in an exchange of 469,507 stocks. Indies Pharma popped 33 cents to close at $3.18, with 15,875 stock units changing hands, Iron Rock Insurance declined 31 cents to end at $2.96, with 6,186 units crossing the market, Jamaican Teas slipped 14 cents to $2.52 in switching ownership of 126,700 shares. Lasco Financial dropped 10 cents in closing at $2.70 after exchanging 163,334 shares, Limners and Bards rose 14 cents to $2.88 after trading 18 stock units, Lumber Depot shed 32 cents to close at $2.86 with an exchange of 33,808 stocks. Mailpac Group advanced 13 cents to end at $2.46 with the swapping of 166,835 units, Main Event fell 33 cents to close at $7.17 while exchanging 6,030 stock units, Medical Disposables fell $1.10 in closing at $6.20 while exchanging 14,318 shares. SSL Venture rose 71 cents to $3.59 in trading 61,865,246 stocks, Stationery and Office Supplies declined $1.35 after ending at $18.50 with the swapping of 12,918 units and tTech popped 30 cents to $3.33, with 570 stocks changing hands.
In the preference segmentCAC 2000 9.5% preference share dropped 14 cents to close at $1.05 in exchanging 271 stock units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

More declines for Junior Market

Trading activity on Wednesday was little changed at the close of the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange from Wednesday, with the volume and the value of stocks traded 5 percent lower than on Tuesday as 44 securities traded versus 42 on Tuesday and ended with 19 rising, 17 declining and eight closing unchanged.
A total of 10,233,350 shares were traded for $34,092,043 compared to 10,799,453 units at $35,702,081 on Tuesday. Trading averaged 232,576 shares at $774,819 in contrast to 257,130 shares at $850,050 on Tuesday, with month to date, averaging 244,567 units at $811,560. July closed with an average of 512,709 units at $2,574,304.
Lumber Depot led trading with 2.56 million shares for 25 percent of total volume, followed by Dolla Financial with 1.71 million units for 16.7 percent of the day’s trade and Tropical Battery with 895,621 units for 8.8 percent market share.
At the close, the Junior Market Index lost 33.46 points to close at 4,154.90. The PE Ratio, a measure of computing appropriate stock values, averages 12.5. 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 two with lower offers.
At the close, AMG Packaging rose 10 cents to $3.75 after trading 4,229 shares, Blue Power advanced 21 cents to $3.64 in switching ownership of 8,396 stocks, CAC 2000 gained 25 cents to end at $8.50, with 11 stock units crossing the market. Cargo Handlers climbed 40 cents to $14 after an exchange of 5 units Caribbean Assurance Brokers popped 10 cents to $2.50 in trading 15,822 shares, Dolphin Cove dropped 10 cents to $15.60, with 5,852 units changing hands. EduFocal gained 18 cents in closing at $2.43 after trading 89,796 stocks, Future Energy Source fell 10 cents to close at $5.50 in 373,198 stock units changing hands, General Accident rallied 40 cents to end at $5.50 while exchanging 78,000 shares. iCreate lost 15 cents at $4.40, with 547,338 stocks clearing the market, Indies Pharma declined 35 cents in closing at $2.85, with 10,613 stock units crossing the exchange, Iron Rock Insurance rallied 31 cents to $3.27 after exchanging one unit. Knutsford Express shed 28 cents to end at $7.07, with 5,383 shares crossing the market, Lasco Financial declined 20 cents to close at $2.80 in an exchange of 182,402 units, Lumber Depot gained 28 cents to end at $3.18 with the swapping of 2,556,073 stocks. Medical Disposables rose 30 cents to $7.30 in trading 19,561 stock units, SSL Venture shed 52 cents to close at $2.88 with an exchange of 376,363 units, Stationery and Office Supplies jumped $1.45 to a record close of $19.85 in an exchange of 45,259 shares. Tropical Battery dropped 10 cents in closing at $2.60, with 895,621 stocks crossing the market and tTech lost 40 cents in ending at $3.03 after an exchange of 5,000 stock units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Junior market off to negative August start

Trading closed on the first day of activity in August on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange Tuesday, with the volume of stocks traded declining 36 percent and the value 33 percent lower than on Friday with 42 securities trading versus 46 on Friday with 11 rising, 26 declining and five closing unchanged.
A total of 10,799,453 shares traded for $35,702,081 compared to 16,884,408 units at $53,033,472 on Friday. Trading averaged 257,130 shares at $850,050 in contrast to 367,052 shares at $1,152,902 on Friday. July closed with an average of 512,709 units at $2,574,304.
Fosrich led trading with 3.42 million shares for 31.7 percent of total volume, followed by Dolla Financial with 1.08 million units for 10 percent of the day’s trade and Jamaican Teas with 1.07 million units for 9.9 percent market share.
At the close, the Junior Market Index lost 13.95 points to 4,188.36. The PE Ratio, a measure of computing appropriate stock values, averages 12.5. 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 five with lower offers.
At the close, Access Financial shed 44 cents in ending at $22.55 after exchanging 5,100 shares, Cargo Handlers fell 35 cents to $13.60 after trading 3,900 units, Caribbean Assurance Brokers declined 20 cents to $2.40 after 281,964 stocks changed hands. Caribbean Cream lost 24 cents to close at $4.05, trading 6,301 stock units, Derrimon Trading dropped 11 cents to $2.50, with 164,998 units crossing the exchange, Dolla Financial declined 11 cents to close at $2.89 in exchanging 1,083,841 shares. Dolphin Cove shed 23 cents in closing at $15.70 in an exchange of 12,106 stock units, EduFocal fell 25 cents to $2.25, with 772,572 stocks clearing the market, Elite Diagnostic gained 38 cents to end at $3.59 with the swapping of 10,738 stocks. Everything Fresh lost 14 cents in ending at $1.20 with an exchange of 76,934 stock units, Fontana dropped 20 cents to $10 while exchanging 90,488 shares, Fosrich fell 14 cents to $3.25 in switching ownership of 3,424,259 units. Future Energy Source dropped 10 cents in closing at $5.60, with 396,453 stocks changing hands, iCreate shed 31 cents to end at $4.55 after exchanging 277,538 stock units, Iron Rock Insurance declined 31 cents to close at $2.96 in trading 6,350 units. Limners and Bards lost 26 cents in ending at $2.74, with 19,978 shares crossing the market, Main Event shed 30 cents to close at $7.50 after 13,033 units changed hands, Spur Tree Spices fell 10 cents to $4.10, with 319,755 stocks clearing the market. SSL Venture declined 10 cents in closing at $3.40 after an exchange of 243,894 shares, Stationery and Office Supplies increased $1.40 to end at $18.40 in trading 144,384 stock units, Tropical Battery dropped 13 cents in closing at $2.70 in exchanging 345,387 shares and tTech climbed 32 cents to close at $3.43 in an exchange of 20,502 stock units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Fosrich pressured Junior Market again

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A 48 cents fall in the price of Fosrich pressured the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Friday, which resulted in a big fall in the market index as the market closed with the volume of stocks traded rising 11 percent with a 5 percent lower value than on Thursday following the trading of all 46 securities on Friday versus 44 on Thursday with 18 rising, 14 declining and 14 closing unchanged.
A total of 16,884,408 shares traded for $53,033,472 compared to 15,150,891 units at $55,882,474 on Thursday. Trading averaged 367,052 shares at $1,152,902 in contrast to 344,338 shares at $1,270,056 on Thursday with month to date, averaging 512,709 units at $2,574,304 compared to 520,545 units at $2,650,777 on Thursday the previous trading day. June closed with an average of 429,016 units at $1,630,104. At the close, the Junior Market Index declined 57.37 points to 4,202.31.
The PE Ratio, a measure of computing appropriate stock values, averages 12.9. 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.
Indies Pharma led trading with 5.37 million shares for 31.8 percent of total volume, followed by Fosrich with 3.97 million units for 23.5 percent of the day’s trade. Paramount Trading chipped in with 1.22 million units for 7.2 percent market share and Dolla Financial with 1.18 million units for 7 percent market share.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows four stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close, CAC 2000 climbed 75 cents in closing at $8.25 after exchanging seven shares, Cargo Handlers increased by 20 cents to $13.95, with 3,220 stock units crossing the market, Caribbean Assurance Brokers rose 28 cents to close at $2.60 in exchanging 496,030 units. Caribbean Cream popped 19 cents to $4.29 after swapping 714 stocks, Derrimon Trading rallied 27 cents to $2.61 in trading 64,197 shares, Dolla Financial shed 10 cents to end at $3, with 1,181,787 stock units crossing the exchange. EduFocal fell 10 cents in closing at $2.50 after 25,773 stocks crossed the market, Fosrich lost 48 cents to end at $3.39 in an exchange of 3,973,213 units, Future Energy Source gained 20 cents to close at $5.70 after trading 312,441 units. iCreate advanced 37 cents to $4.86, with 621,486 stock units changing hands, Knutsford Express popped 35 cents to end at $7.35 after trading 1,568 shares, Limners and Bards increased 25 cents in closing at $3 with 176,273 stocks clearing the market. Main Event declined 30 cents to close at $7.80 in switching ownership of 16,148 stocks, Spur Tree Spices rallied 18 cents ending at $4.20, with 910,771 stock units changing hands, SSL Venture dropped 38 cents to $3.50 with an exchange of 110,635 units and Tropical Battery advanced 12 cents to $2.83 after an exchange of 221,911 shares.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Fosrich sinks junior market

Fosrich pushed the Jamaica Stock Exchange Junior Market down on Thursday as the extra stocks created by the stock split this week became available for trading and allowed investors to take profit with the stock being pressured from the start of trading, starting at $4.40, down from the previous day’s close. Still, it fell further by the finish to help send the market Index diving sharply by 129.21 points to close at 4,259.68.
The volume of stocks traded jumped 40 percent, with the value 26 percent more than Wednesday, ending with 44 securities trading versus 45 on Wednesday, with 15 rising, 21 declining and eight closing unchanged.
A total of 15,150,891 shares traded for $55,882,474 up from 10,822,250 units at $44,295,276 on Wednesday. Trading averaged 344,338 shares at $1,270,056 in contrast to 240,494 shares at $984,339 on Wednesday with the month to date, averaging 520,545 units at $2,650,777 compared to 530,105 units at $2,725,686 on the previous trading day. June closed with an average of 429,016 units at $1,630,104.
Fosrich led trading with 5.51 million shares for 36.4 percent of total volume following the ten-for-one stock split. Dolla Financial ended with 1.95 million units for 12.9 percent of the day’s trade, Future Energy Source closed with 1.30 million units for 8.6 percent market share and EduFocal had 1.09 million units for 7.2 percent of trading.
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 stocks with lower offers.
At the close, Access Financial popped $2.49 to close at $22.99 in an exchange of 104 shares, Blue Power dropped 24 cents in closing at $3.40, with 3,132 stock units crossing the market, CAC 2000 declined $1 to $7.50 in trading 1,992 stocks. Cargo Handlers rallied 45 cents to $13.75 while exchanging 25,119 units, Derrimon Trading shed 26 cents to end at $2.34 in exchanging 431,299 stocks, Dolla Financial advanced 18 cents to $3.10 after an exchange of 1,948,600 units. Dolphin Cove lost 57 cents to $15.93, with 21,035 stock units changing hands, EduFocal gained 20 cents in closing at $2.60, with 1,093,129 shares crossing the exchange, Elite Diagnostic fell 25 cents to end at $3.25 after exchanging 86,273 shares. Fontana increased 20 cents to close at $10.20 with an exchange of 112,256 stocks, Fosrich dropped $1.13 to $3.87 with the swapping of 5,508,248 stock units, following the additional from the stock split becoming available to trade, GWest Corporation fell 10 cents in closing at $1.02, with 103,170 units crossing the market. Honey Bun lost 41 cents to close at $8.09 in switching ownership of 22,349 stock units, iCreate shed 21 cents to end at $4.49, trading 519,090 units, Knutsford Express declined 38 cents after ending at $7, with 750 shares clearing the market. Limners and Bards fell 29 cents to close at $2.75 after trading 185,577 stocks, Main Event climbed 82 cents to end at $8.10 and closed with 5,366 units trading, Medical Disposables shed 30 cents in closing at $7 while exchanging 3,018 stocks. Paramount Trading lost 15 cents to $1.80 with 15,606 stock units clearing the market, SSL Venture declined 42 cents in ending at $3.88 after trading 730,499 shares, Stationery and Office Supplies dropped 10 cents at $17 in exchanging 37,135 units and tTech rose 10 cents to close at $3.11 in trading 6,586 stocks.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Fosrich dominates Junior Market

Fosrich remained the outstanding trade on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Wednesday, with the 4 million shares traded up to a record high of $5.42 post-split and leading to the volume of stocks traded in the market remaining steady but with the value climbing 28 percent over Tuesday, resulting in 45 securities trading versus 44 on Tuesday and ended with 18 rising, 17 declining and 10 closing unchanged.
A total of 10,822,250 shares traded for $44,295,276 compared to 10,929,588 units at $34,533,161 on Tuesday. Trading averaged 240,494 shares at $984,339 in contrast to 248,400 shares at $784,845 on Tuesday with month to date, averaging 530,105 units at $2,725,686 compared to 547,119 units at $2,827,985 on Tuesday the previous trading day. June closed with an average of 429,016 units at $1,630,104.
The Junior Market Index rose 46.92 points to 4,388.89. The PE Ratio, a measure of computing appropriate stock values, averages 13.1. The Junior Market PE ratios incorporate ICInsider.com projected earnings for companies with financial year end that falls between November this year and August 2023.
Fresh from the ten for one stock split, Fosrich led trading with 4.03 million shares for 37.3 percent of total volume followed by Dolla Financial with 1.41 million units for 13 percent of the day’s trade and JFP Limited with 616,639 units for 5.7 percent market share.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows four stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and one with a lower offer.
At the close, Access Financial shed $2.50 in closing at $20.50 after exchanging 2,541 shares, CAC 2000 fell 50 cents to $8.50 while exchanging seven units, Cargo Handlers increased $1.90 to end at $13.30, with 236 stock units crossing the exchange. Caribbean Cream dropped 38 cents to close at $4.02, with 32,845 stocks crossing the market, Consolidated Bakeries climbed 15 cents in ending at $1.40 after a transfer of 131,481 units, Dolphin Cove advanced 57 cents to close at $16.50 trading 54,483 stocks. Fosrich rallied 62 cents to a record close of $5 with the swapping of 4,033,170 shares, General Accident declined 52 cents to $5.07, with 51,657 stock units clearing the market, Honey Bun gained 10 cents to end at $8.50 in trading 43,934 stocks. iCreate fell 11 cents in closing at $4.70 with an exchange of 231,896 stock units, Iron Rock Insurance rose 27 cents to $3.27 in an exchange of 31 units, Jamaican Teas popped 13 cents to $2.80 in switching ownership of 503,490 shares. Jetcon Corporation gained 11 cents in closing at $1.29, with 1,107 stock units changing hands, Main Event declined 72 cents to $7.28 with an exchange of 7,669 shares, Medical Disposables climbed 60 cents to $7.30 after 502 units crossed the market. Spur Tree Spices shed 15 cents in ending at $4.02 and closed after the transfer of 504,751 stocks, SSL Venture advanced 30 cents to close at $4.30 while exchanging 31,454 stock units, Stationery and Office Supplies popped 15 cents to $17.10 in switching ownership of 22,294 shares and tTech lost 73 cents in closing at $3.01, with 45,960 units clearing the market.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Junior Market plunges 112 points

On Monday, trading closed on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange, as the market Index plunged 112.43 points to settle at 4,196.68. The volume of stocks traded declined 38 percent and the value 40 percent more than on Friday, leading to 44 securities trading versus 42 on Friday and ended with 14 rising, 24 falling and six closed unchanged.
The Volume of stocks traded fell sharply to 8,001,420 shares but with a much larger value of $72,466,003 versus 12,922,133 units at $51,588,178 on Friday. Trading averaged 181,850 shares at $1,646,955 in contrast to 307,670 shares at $1,228,290 on Friday with month to date, averaging 565,323 units at $2,952,498 compared to 590,210 units at $3,037,223 on the previous trading day. June closed with an average of 429,016 units at $1,630,104.
For a sixth consecutive day, Dolla Financial led trading, with 1.83 million shares trading on Monday for 22.9 percent of total volume, followed by Fosrich with 1.41 million units for 17.7 percent of the day’s trade one day before it starts trading ex-split on Tuesday that will result in ten stocks for each one currently owned and JFP Limited with 821,113 units for 10.3 percent market share.
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 one stock with a lower offer.
At the close, Access Financial dropped $3.09 in closing at $20 in exchanging seven shares, AMG Packaging fell 50 cents to end at $3.50 in trading 331,842 stocks, CAC 2000 dipped 10 cents to $8.40, with 3,725 units crossing the market. Cargo Handlers shed $1.90 in ending at $11.40 and trading 39,715 stocks, Caribbean Assurance Brokers dipped 11 cents to close at $2.30 while exchanging 5,487 shares, Caribbean Cream rose 20 cents in closing at $4.50 with the swapping of 120,453 units. EduFocal increased 22 cents to $2.49, with 181,071 stock units crossing the exchange, Express Catering declined 30 cents to end at $5.65 after exchanging 9,584 stocks, Fosrich fell 54 cents to $36.50 in switching ownership of 1,412,392 stock units. General Accident shed $1.18 to close at a 52 weeks’ low of $4.81, with 10,169 units crossing the market, iCreate advanced 14 cents to end at $4.64 in an exchange of 489,711 stocks, Jamaican Teas fell 14 cents to $2.60 and closed, with an exchange of 199,634 shares. Knutsford Express dropped 49 cents to close at $6.90 with 5,754 units changing hands, Lasco Financial gained 11 cents in ending at $3 after exchanging 27,801 stocks, Mailpac Group shed 14 cents in closing at $2.36 and trading 135,783 shares. Main Event declined 70 cents to $7.20, with 18,119 stock units changing hands, Medical Disposables popped 20 cents at $7, with 157,027 stock units clearing the market, SSL Venture rallied 74 cents to end at a record high of $4.04 as 290,689 stocks crossed the exchange and Stationery and Office Supplies climbed $2 to close at $17 in exchanging 24,382 units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Junior Market moves higher

On Thursday, trading closed on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange, with the volume and the value of stocks traded moderately higher than on Wednesday and leading to 38 securities trading versus 42 on Wednesday, with 23 rising, eight declining and seven closing unchanged.
A total of 11,723,137 shares were traded for $41,595,347 versus 10,525,616 units at $40,636,799 on Wednesday. Trading averaged 308,504 shares at $1,094,614 in contrast to 250,610 units at $967,543 on Wednesday, with the month to date, averaging 608,868 units at $3,156,681 compared to 627,955 units at $3,287,715 on Wednesday the previous trading day. June closed with an average of 429,016 units at $1,630,104.
Dolla Financial led trading with 7.68 million shares for 65.5 percent of total volume followed by JFP Limited with 1.11 million units for 9.5 percent of the day’s trade and EduFocal with 484,655 units for 4.1 percent market share.
At the close, the Junior Market Index rallied 29.12 points to 4,323.51. 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 six stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and five with lower offers.
At the close, AMG Packaging lost 27 cents to close at $4 while trading just 2,629 shares, Caribbean Assurance Brokers increased 10 cents to end at $2.40 with the swapping of 14,960 units, Caribbean Cream rose 37 cents in closing at $4.65 with 32 stock units changing hands. EduFocal gained 12 cents in ending at $2.27 after exchanging 484,655 stocks, Elite Diagnostic shed 25 cents to $3.50 with an exchange of 81,342 stock units, Express Catering rallied 40 cents to $5.95 in an exchange of 5,987 shares. Fontana climbed 23 cents to end at $10.13, with 36,687 stocks crossing the market, Honey Bun popped 42 cents after ending at $8.89 and trading 945 units, Iron Rock Insurance advanced 30 cents to close at $3.26 in exchanging 53 stock units. ISP Finance rose 50 cents in closing at $23 in switching ownership of 649 units, Limners and Bards advanced 13 cents to end at $3.18, with 74,468 stocks crossing the market, SSL Venture climbed 10 cents in closing at $3.40 after 106,025 shares crossed the exchange. Stationery and Office Supplies fell $1.23 in ending at $17.20 in trading 78,605 stock units after hitting a record high of $19.29 and Tropical Battery gained 12 cents to close at $2.87, with 242,287 shares changing hands.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Flat close for Junior Market on Wednesday

Trading closed on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange Wednesday, with the volume of stocks declining after trading 34 percent less and the value 46 percent lower than on Tuesday.
A total of 10,525,616 shares traded for $40,636,799 versus 15,922,725 units at $75,853,823 on Tuesday. Trading averaged 250,610 shares at $967,543 compared to 361,880 units at $1,723,951 on Tuesday, with the month to date, averaging 627,955 units at $3,287,715 compared to 656,459 units at $3,462,980 on the previous trading day. June closed with an average of 429,016 units at $1,630,104.
Dolla Financial led trading with 4.06 million shares for 38.5 percent of total volume, followed by JFP Limited ended with 1.38 million units for 13.1 percent of the day’s trade and Future Energy Source with 912,425 units for 8.7 percent market share.
Market activity led to 42 securities trading versus 44 on Tuesday and ended with 16 rising, 19 declining and seven closing unchanged. At the close, the Junior Market Index slipped 0.17 points to settle at 4,294.39. MailPac traded at a52 weeks’ low of $2.20 but ended at a 52 weeks’ closing low of $2.50, while Stationery and Office Supplies closed at a 52 weeks’ high of $18.43.
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 six stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close, Blue Power rallied 13 cents in closing at $3.63, with 315 shares crossing the market, CAC 2000 increased 10 cents to $9 and closed with 50,000 units changing hands, Dolla Financial climbed 23 cents to end at $3.22 in exchanging 4,055,870 stock units. Dolphin Cove declined 10 cents to close at $15.40 while exchanging 187,753 stocks, EduFocal shed 20 cents to $2.15 in trading 580,732 units, Elite Diagnostic advanced 16 cents to end at $3.75 after 216,860 shares crossed the market. Everything Fresh gained 10 cents to close at $1.35 after exchanging 1,630 stock units, Express Catering fell 45 cents in closing at $5.55 with an exchange of 110,175 stocks, Fontana lost 28 cents in ending at $9.90 with 17,654 stocks passing through the exchange. Fosrich rose 21 cents to $37.25, with 121,818 shares changing hands, GWest Corporation popped 10 cents in closing at $1.13 with the swapping of 14,653 stock units, Indies Pharma dropped 17 cents to end at $3.03 after trading 57,674 units. Medical Disposables rallied 29 cents to $6.99, with 5,753 units clearing the market, SSL Venture popped 26 cents to close at $3.30 in an exchange of 132,235 shares, Stationery and Office Supplies jumped $3.43 in ending at a record high of $18.43 in switching ownership of 75,799 stock units and tTech shed 44 cents to end at $3.30 after exchanging 69,528 stocks.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Junior Market inches higher

Trading closed on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange Tuesday, with the volume of stocks traded jumping 105 percent and the value surging 170 percent higher than on Monday and the market index closing moderately higher.
A total of 15,922,725 shares traded for $75,853,823 compared to 7,776,997 units at $28,142,208 on Monday. In addition, a block transaction of 316.3 million of SSL Venture Capital shares were traded at 10 cents each. Trading averaged 361,880 shares at $1,723,951 in contrast to 172,822 shares at $625,382 on Monday with month to date, averaging 656,459 units at  3,462,980 compared to 681,774 units at $3,612,428 on the previous trading day. June closed with an average of 429,016 units at  $1,630,104.
Dolla Financial shares continued to be in high demand and ended trading with 8.78 million shares for 55.1 percent of total volume, followed by Fontana with 2.01 million units for 12.6 percent of the day’s trade and Spur Tree Spices with 1.07 million units for 6.7 percent market share.
Market activity led to 44 securities trading versus 45 on Monday and ended with 21 rising, 16 declining and seven closing unchanged. The Junior Market Index advanced 5.84 points to 4,294.56. The PE Ratio, a measure of computing appropriate stock values, averages 12.9. 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 ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close, AMG Packaging gained 30 cents to end at $4.30 in switching ownership of 380 shares, CAC 2000 dropped 10 cents to $8.90 while exchanging 1,441 stocks, Cargo Handlers fell 20 cents to $13.20 with 20,063 units clearing the market. Caribbean Flavours slipped 13 cents to close at $1.81 in an exchange of 12,599 stock units, Dolphin Cove shed 41 cents in closing at $15.50 with the swapping of 70,539 units, Elite Diagnostic advanced 16 cents to end at $3.59 after 6,335 stocks crossed the exchange. Fontana rallied 29 cents to $10.18 in trading 2,008,507 stock units, Fosrich rose 58 cents to $37.04 in switching ownership of 191,321 shares, Honey Bun declined 11 cents to close at $8.39 in trading 37,020 units. iCreate popped 16 cents in closing at $4.16 after exchanging 453,952 shares, Indies Pharma gained 10 cents in closing at $3.20 after 2,517 stock units crossed the market, Iron Rock Insurance lost 30 cents to end at $2.96 with 15,671 stocks clearing the market. ISP Finance shed $2.15, ending at $22.50, trading seven shares, KLE Group dropped 10 cents to close at $1.86 with 450 stock units changing hands, Knutsford Express declined 50 cents to close at $6.95 with an exchange of 350 stocks. Limners and Bards rose 15 cents to $3.05 with the swapping of 11,310 units, Stationery and Office Supplies gained $1.20, in ending at a 52 weeks’ high of $15 with 303,359 stock units crossing the market, Tropical Battery fell 12 cents to end at $2.80 in exchanging 385,212 units and tTech rose 73 cents to $3.74 with an exchange of one stock unit.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.