Big fall for Junior Market

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange suffered a sharp drop on Monday, with declining stocks outnumbering those rising by a two to one margin after the volume of stocks traded climbed 236 percent with 249 percent greater value than on Friday with 41 securities traded, similar to Friday and ended with prices of 11 rising, 23 declining and seven closing unchanged.
Investors traded 11,511,945 shares for $33,462,450, up sharply from 3,421,711 units at $9,593,022 on Friday. Trading averaged 280,779 shares at $816,157 compared with 83,456 units at $233,976 on Friday with a month to date average of 249,837 units at $786,553 compared to 247,709 stock units at $784,516 on the previous trading day. Trading in September averaged 470,099 units at $1,578,447.
Tropical Battery led trading with 2.96 million shares for 25.8 percent of total volume, followed by JFP Ltd with 2.22 million units for 19.3 percent of the day’s trade, Dolla Financial with 1.72 million units for 14.9 percent market share and Fosrich with 1.29 million units for 11.2 percent market share.
At the close, the Junior Market Index shed 58.39 points to settle at 4,075.14.
The PE Ratio, a measure of computing appropriate stock values, averages 12.4. 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 three with lower offers.
At the close, Access Financial dipped $2.45 to end at $21.55, as 3,105 shares passed through the market, AMG Packaging shed 40 cents in closing at $3.10 after a transfer of 21,198 stock units, Blue Power fell 34 cents to $3.10 with investors transferring 665 units. Cargo Handlers dropped $1.68 to close at $11.66 after trading 100 stocks, Express Catering climbed 22 cents in ending at $5.30 as investors traded 2,000 shares, Fontana dipped 14 cents to $9.01 in switching ownership of 49,934 stock units. Future Energy Source lost 29 cents to close at $5.11 after exchanging 488,491 units, General Accident shed 52 cents in ending at a 52 weeks’ low of $4.55 and closed with 18,329 stocks changing hands, Honey Bun declined 64 cents to end at $7.02 with a transfer of 31,506 stocks. Indies Pharma rallied 17 cents to $2.97, with 23,098 shares crossing the market, ISP Finance lost $1.96 to close at $15.05, with 100 stock units clearing the market, Lasco Manufacturing fell 75 cents to end at $4 after trading 20,238 units. Lumber Depot dropped 36 cents to $2.53 in dealing 58,441 units, Medical Disposables dipped 64 cents to $5.15 while exchanging 5,100 stocks, MFS Capital Partners gained 17 cents in closing at $2.97, trading 199,646 stock units. Paramount Trading fell 22 cents in closing at $1.82 with an exchange of 158,084 shares, Spur Tree Spices shed 15 cents ending at $3.48, with 416,422 units crossing the market, Stationery and Office Supplies rose 65 cents to  $15.80, with 18,810 stock units changing hands. Tropical Battery increased 24 cents to end at $2.69 with the swapping of 2,964,487 stocks and tTech advanced 59 cents to $3.29, with four shares crossing the exchange.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Junior Market rallies

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange Friday, rallied on Friday with 46 percent less volume of stocks traded after the value declined by  56 percent compared with Thursday as 41 securities were traded equalling Thursday’s level, and ending with 14 rising, 24 declining and three closing unchanged.
Investors traded 3,421,711 shares for $9,593,022 compared to 6,285,227 units at $22,042,267 on Thursday.
Trading averaged 83,456 shares at $233,976 compared to 153,298 shares at $537,616 on Thursday, with the month to date, averaging 247,709 units at $784,516 against 259,843 stock units at $825,187 on Thursday the previous trading day. September closed with an average of 470,099 units at $1,578,447.
ONE on ONE Educational led trading with 686,972 shares for 20.1 percent of total volume followed by Jamaican Teas with 564,602 units for 16.5 percent of the day’s trade and JFP Limited with 261,082 units for 7.6 percent market share.
At the close, the Junior Market Index advanced 25.99 points to settle at 4,133.53. 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 three with lower offers.
At the close, Access Financial jumped $3.70 to close at $24 after trading 69 shares, AMG Packaging dipped 10 cents to end at $3.50, with 869 stocks crossing the market, Blue Power advanced 31 cents in closing at $3.44 with 100 stock units changing hands. Dolla Financial rose 10 cents to $3.40 with an exchange of 209,807 units, Dolphin Cove dipped 24 cents to $13.50 after an exchange of  2,301 stocks, Everything Fresh rallied 18 cents to $1.78, with 5,412 units clearing the market. Express Catering fell 28 cents to $5.08 as investors exchanged 32,802 stock units, Fontana shed 25 cents to end at $9.15 in trading 68,059 shares, Future Energy Source declined 10 cents in closing at $5.40 with investors transferring 178,534 stocks. Honey Bun lost 44 cents to close at $7.66 in switching ownership of 1,500 units, Indies Pharma shed 14 cents after ending at $2.80, with 102,986 stock units crossing the exchange, ISP Finance popped $2.01 to end at $17.01 with the swapping of just one share. Knutsford Express lost $1.29 to end at $8.06 with 4,152 units clearing the market, Medical Disposables climbed 69 cents to close at $5.79 with a transfer of 55 stocks and Stationery and Office Supplies dropped 84 cents in closing at $15.15 as 8,310 shares passed through the market.
In the preference segmentCAC 2000 9.5% preference share gained 15 cents in ending at $1.17, with 2,363 stock units changing hands.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Junior Market drops Thursday

Junior Market trading closed on the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Thursday, with the volume of stocks traded declining marginally, but the value climbed 26 percent over Wednesday’s trades, with 41 securities trading down from 44 on Wednesday and ended with 18 rising, 14 declining and nine closing unchanged.
Investors traded 6,285,227 shares for $22,042,267 versus 6,618,235 units at $17,556,220 on Wednesday.
Trading averaged 153,298 shares at $537,616 against 150,414 stock units at $399,005 on Wednesday, with month to date averaging 259,843 units at $825,187 compared with 268,341 stock units at $848,125 on Wednesday, the previous trading day. September  averaged 470,099 units at $1,578,447.
Lasco Manufacturing led trading with 2.03 million shares for 32.3 percent of total volume, followed by Dolla Financial with 1.24 million units for 19.7 percent of the day’s trade and ONE on ONE Educational with 463,108 units for 7.4 percent market share.
At the close, the Junior Market Index dropped 34.34 points to 4,107.54. 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 six stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close, Access Financial advanced 11 cents to close at $20.30 after an exchange of ten shares, Cargo Handlers increased 34 cents to $13.34 after a transfer of 2,004 stocks, Dolla Financial lost 14 cents to end at $3.30 in an exchange of 1,237,664 stock units. Elite Diagnostic popped 17 cents in closing at $3.59 in trading 15,172 units, Fontana climbed 24 cents to $9.40 with 36,521 stocks changing hands, Future Energy Source rallied 15 cents in closing at $5.50 as investors exchanged 132,818 units. Honey Bun gained 48 cents in ending at $8.10, with 16,661 stock units crossing the market, ISP Finance shed $5 to close at a 52 weeks’ low of $15 after exchanging 400 shares, Knutsford Express rose 35 cents to end at a 52 weeks’ high of $9.35 after trading 30,139 stock units. Lasco Distributors fell 15 cents to $2.84 with the swapping of 8,336 shares, Lasco Manufacturing rallied 45 cents to $4.75 in switching ownership of 2,030,085 units, Lumber Depot advanced 11 cents to close at $2.90 while exchanging 71,107 stocks. Main Event increased 10 cents to $8.50, with 45,075 shares changing hands, Stationery and Office Supplies popped 79 cents to $15.99, with 39,501 units clearing the market and tTech declined 35 cents in closing at $2.70, with 7,000 stock units passing through the market.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Junior Market lifted by steady trading

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There was little change between the volume and value of stocks traded on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange Wednesday, compared to w trading on Tuesday and ended with 44 securities changing hands versus 43 on Tuesday and leading to prices of 24 rising, 15 declining and five closing unchanged.
A total of 6,618,235 shares were exchanged for $17,556,220 up from 6,590,370 units at $16,862,106 on Tuesday.
Trading averaged 150,414 shares at $399,005 down from 153,264 shares at $392,142 on Tuesday with month to date, averaging 268,341 units at $848,125 versus 279,381 stock units at $890,170 on Tuesday the previous day. September closed with an average of 470,099 units at $1,578,447.
ONE on ONE Educational led trading with 1.57 million shares for 23.7 percent of total volume followed by Dolla Financial with 1.04 million units for 15.7 percent of the day’s trade and JFP Limited with 708,690 units for 10.7 percent market share.
At the close, the Junior Market Index rose 24.95 points to settle at 4,141.88.
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 six stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and three with lower offers.
At the close, Access Financial dropped $3.81 in closing at $20.19, with 23 shares changing hands, AMG Packaging climbed 10 cents to $3.60 after trading 454,722 stock units, Caribbean Assurance Brokers rose 15 cents to $2.60 in exchanging 441,293 stock units. Consolidated Bakeries declined 19 cents to $2.51 after an exchange of 38,248 units, Dolla Financial rallied 14 cents to $3.44 in trading 1,040,889 shares, Elite Diagnostic fell 15 cents to close at $3.42 with a transfer of 101,812 stock units. Fontana lost 24 cents to end at $9.16, with 42,852 units clearing the market, Future Energy Source popped 22 cents to $5.35 with the swapping of 301,333 stocks, iCreate rallied 13 cents to $2.24, with 291,871 stock units crossing the market. Knutsford Express rose 10 cents in closing at a 52 weeks’ high of $9 after trading 5,620 shares, Lasco Distributors gained 18 cents to end at $2.99, with 19,778 stocks changing hands, Limners and Bards rallied 10 cents to $2.60 after exchanging 400 units. Main Event rose 60 cents in ending at $8.40 after an exchange of 15,612 stocks, MFS Capital Partners dipped 29 cents in closing at $2.67, with 104,000 shares crossing the market, Spur Tree Spices advanced 10 cents to close at $3.65 after a transfer of 57,347 stock units. Stationery and Office Supplies increased 15 cents to $15.20 with investors transferring 6,878 units and tTech shed 24 cents in closing at $3.05 after finishing the trading of 146 stock units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Junior Market rises on lower volume

Trading activity fell on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Tuesday, with the volume of stocks traded declining 44 percent and the value 50 percent lower than on Friday following activities in 43 securities versus 42 on Friday and ended with 13 rising, 18 declining and 12 closing unchanged.
A total of 6,590,370 shares were traded for $16,862,106 versus 11,685,238 units at $33,419,102 on Friday.
Trading averaged 153,264 shares at $392,142, down from 278,220 shares at $795,693 on Friday, with the month to date averaging 279,381 units at $890,170 versus 292,081 shares at $940,323 on Friday, the previous trading day. September’s trading averaged average 470,099 units at $1,578,447.
Paramount Trading led trading with 2.20 million shares for 33.3 percent of total volume, followed by JFP Limited with 836,066 units for 12.7 percent of the day’s trade and Dolla Financial with 817,803 units for 12.4 percent market share.
At the close, the Junior Market Index increased 17.73 points to settle at 4,116.93.
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 eight stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and one stock with a lower offer.
At the close, Access Financial advanced 75 cents to $24 with investors transferring 3,520 shares, Cargo Handlers dipped 30 cents to end at $13 in switching ownership of 5,171 stocks, Consolidated Bakeries rose 29 cents to close at $2.70 after an exchange of 6,882 stock units. Everything Fresh fell 29 cents to $1.51 after trading 76,244 units, GWest Corporation declined 10 cents in closing at $1 with a transfer of 61,102 units, Honey Bun shed 18 cents to $7.62 with an exchange of 1,376 stock units. Indies Pharma rallied 10 cents in closing at $2.99, with 7,507 shares crossing the market, Knutsford Express increased 40 cents to close at $8.90 after investors traded 16,011 stocks, Lasco Manufacturing popped 10 cents in ending at $4.30 after a transfer of 28,244 shares. Limners and Bards lost 22 cents to end at $2.50, with 77,425 stocks changing hands, Lumber Depot dropped 15 cents to $2.70 after trading 33,048 stock units, Main Event lost 60 cents to close at $7.80 while exchanging 21,030 units. MFS Capital Partners climbed 26 cents to end at $2.96 in trading 225,685 units, Paramount Trading gained 18 cents in closing at $2.04 with the swapping of 2,197,392 stock units and Stationery and Office Supplies dropped 97 cents to $15.05, with 46,463 stocks passing through the market.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Gains for Junior Market on Friday

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange recorded gains for the first time in six trading days at the close of the market on Friday, with the volume of stocks traded declining 15 percent and the value 8 percent lower than in trading on Thursday following activities in 42 securities versus 40 on Thursday and ended with 15 rising, 18 declining and nine closing unchanged.
A total of 11,685,238 shares were traded for $33,419,102, compared with 13,716,040 units at $36,147,946 on Thursday.
Trading averaged 278,220 shares at $795,693 down from 342,901 stock units at $903,699 on Thursday, with trading month to date averaging 292,081 units at $940,323 compared to 293,594 stock units at $956,101 on the previous day. September closed with an average of 470,099 units at $1,578,447.
EduFocal led trading with 2.67 million shares for 22.8 percent of total volume followed by AMG Packaging with 1.99 million units for 17.1 percent of the day’s trade, JFP Limited ended trading 1.50 million shares for 12.9 percent of stocks traded and ONE on ONE Educational had an exchange of 1.40 million units for 12 percent market share.
At the close, the Junior Market Index rallied 21.06 points to settle at 4,099.20. 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 two with lower offers.
At the close, Access Financial popped $3.15 to close at $23.25 while exchanging 443 shares, AMG Packaging dipped 29 cents in closing at $3.50 with a transfer of 1,994,316 units, following the release of full year results showing profits up 77 percent over 2021. Caribbean Assurance Brokers climbed 15 cents to $2.45 with 24,289 stock units changing hands. Caribbean Cream dipped 33 cents to $4.06, with 4,154 stocks changing hands, Consolidated Bakeries declined 24 cents in ending at $2.41 after trading 11,628 shares, Everything Fresh increased 15 cents to $1.80, with 123,154 stock units crossing the market. GWest Corporation advanced 14 cents to $1.10 with the swapping of 5,300 units, Honey Bun rallied 10 cents to $7.80 but only after trading at an intraday low of $6, and ended with an exchange of 83,330 shares, Indies Pharma lost 14 cents to end at $2.89 after a transfer of 10,336 stocks. KLE Group shed 16 cents to close at $1.99 after 203 stock units passed through the market, Knutsford Express gained 50 cents to close at $8.50 in switching ownership of 76,459 units, Lumber Depot rose 15 cents to $2.85 in an exchange of 210,367 shares. Main Event fell 50 cents in closing at $8.40 after trading 877 stocks and MFS Capital Partners fell 15 cents in ending at $2.70 and exchanging 658,300 units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

4 straight days decline for Junior Market

The Junior Market declined for a fourth consecutive day at the close of trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Wednesday, after the volume of stocks traded fell 25 percent, with a 12 percent lower value than on Tuesday, with 45 securities trading up from 41 on Tuesday and prices of 15 rising, 22 declining and eight closing unchanged.
A total of 6,517,560 shares were traded for $21,338,285 compared to 8,671,745 units at $24,272,423 on Tuesday. 
Trading averaged 144,835 shares at $474,184 compared to 211,506 stock units at $592,010 on Tuesday with the month to date, averaging 287,877 units at $962,177 versus 309,333 stock units at $1,035,376 on the previous day. September closed with an average of 470,099 units at $1,578,447.
Spur Tree Spices led trading with 963,598 shares for 14.8 percent of total volume, followed by Lumber Depot with 876,767 units for 13.5 percent of the day’s trade and Future Energy Source with 675,624 units for 10.4 percent market share.
The Junior Market Index dropped 25.60 points to close at 4,116.34.
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, Access Financial increased 84 cents to close at $25.15 while exchanging 238 shares, AMG Packaging rallied 20 cents in closing at $3.80 after trading 57,009 stocks, Caribbean Assurance Brokers dipped 16 cents to end at $2.29, with 24,433 stock units changing hands. Consolidated Bakeries rose 22 cents to $2.60, with 1,456 units passing through the market, Dolphin Cove declined 22 cents to $13.75 with investors transferring 1,936 shares, Everything Fresh fell 24 cents to $1.57 in an exchange of 14,205 units. Express Catering lost 21 cents to end at $5.08 after exchanging 14,041 stock units, Fontana climbed 10 cents to $9.40 after a transfer of 94,162 stocks, General Accident shed 15 cents in closing at $5 in switching ownership of 10,243 units. Iron Rock Insurance gained 40 cents to close at $2.50, with 7,132 shares crossing the market, Knutsford Express dropped 40 cents to end at $7.60 with an exchange of 25,870 stock units, Main Event popped $1.19 to $8.90 after investors exchanged 30,824 stocks. Paramount Trading lost 17 cents at $1.78, with 54,626 shares clearing the market, Stationery and Office Supplies fell 99 cents to $15.01, with 24,586 units crossing the exchange, Tropical Battery advanced 17 cents to close at $2.57 with a transfer of 58,319 stock units and tTech climbed 45 cents to $3.05 in an exchange of nine no stocks.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Junior Market falls for three days

For a third day, the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed lower on Tuesday, with the volume of stocks traded rising 22 percent, valued 9 percent more than on Monday as trading occurred in 41 securities down from 45 on Monday and ended with 14 rising, 19 declining and eight unchanged.
Investors exchanged 8,671,745 shares at a value of $24,272,423 up from 7,098,706 units at $22,345,448 on Monday.
Trading averaged 211,506 shares at $592,010 compared to 157,749 shares at $496,566 on Monday with month to date, averaging 309,333 units at $1,035,376 compared to 324,819 stock units at $1,105,561 on the previous day. September closed with an average of 470,099 units at $1,578,447.
Tropical Battery led trading with 3.13 million shares for 36.1 percent of total volume followed by ONE on ONE Educational with 1.13 million units for 13 percent of the day’s trade and Fosrich with 859,922 units for 9.9 percent market share.
At the close, the Junior Market Index shed 15.18 points to settle at 4,141.94.
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 six stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and one with a lower offer.
At the close, AMG Packaging declined 20 cents to $3.60, with 968 shares crossing the market, Consolidated Bakeries dropped 22 cents to $2.38 while exchanging 47,334 stocks, Dolphin Cove increased 97 cents to $13.97, with 571 stock units crossing the market. Fontana gained 28 cents to end at $9.30 with a transfer of 63,071 units, Iron Rock Insurance fell 65 cents to close at $2.10, with an exchange of 640 units, ISP Finance rose $3 to close at $20 in trading four stocks. Knutsford Express climbed 20 cents in closing at $8, as 25,749 shares passed through the market, Lasco Manufacturing fell 17 cents to $4.03 with investors transferring 11,890 stock units, Main Event rallied 14 cents to end at $7.71 as investors exchanged 2,800 stock units. MFS Capital Partners shed 10 cents in ending at $2.90 after switching ownership of 56,562 shares, Paramount Trading advanced 17 cents to $1.95 after a transfer of 9,900 stocks, Spur Tree Spices dipped 14 cents in closing at $3.55 with an exchange of 605,286 units. Tropical Battery dropped 19 cents to end at $2.40 after trading 3,127,895 units and tTech lost 50 cents after ending at $2.60 with an exchange of 40,348 stock units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Big surge for Junior Market

Junior Market trading climbed on the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Thursday, with the volume of stocks traded rising just 8 percent over Wednesday’s trade, with 31 percent more value, following movement in 40 securities versus 42 on Wednesday and ending with 14 rising, 16 declining and 10 closing unchanged and ended with the Junior Market Index jumping 70.28 points to 4,196.47.
A total of 14,203,408 shares were exchanged for $56,275,455 compared to 13,198,946 units at $42,970,729 on Wednesday.
Trading averaged 355,085 shares at $1,406,886 versus 314,261 units at $1,023,113 on Wednesday with the month to date, averaging 360,647 units at $1,302,347 compared to 362,333 stock units at $1,270,669 on the previous trading day. September closed with an average of 470,099 units at $1,578,447.
Fosrich led trading with 8.94 million shares for 62.9 percent of total volume, followed by Spur Tree Spices with 1.07 million units for 7.5 percent of the day’s trade and EduFocal ended trading 752,660 units for 5.3 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 seven with lower offers.
At the close, Access Financial shed 15 cents to end at $25.15, with 64 shares crossing the market, Cargo Handlers gained $1.74 in ending at $13.34 with the swapping of 593 stock units, Consolidated Bakeries fell 30 cents to $2.40 and closed with after an exchange of 25,489 stocks. Dolla Financial rose 11 cents to end at $3.28 with 238,152 units changing hands, Everything Fresh dipped 19 cents to $1.56, with 10,901 units crossing the market, Fontana climbed 24 cents to close at $9.44 in trading 90,999 stock units. Future Energy Source lost 18 cents in closing at $5.42 after exchanging 637,915 shares, KLE Group increased 16 cents to $2.15 with investors transferring 100 stocks, Knutsford Express rallied 20 cents to end at $8 after 9,100 units passed through the market. Lasco Distributors popped 10 cents in ending at $3 after exchanging 2,804 stocks, Lasco Manufacturing advanced 45 cents to $4.45 with a transfer of 589 shares, Medical Disposables declined 48 cents in closing at $5.35 while exchanging 3,811 stock units and Tropical Battery dropped 12 cents to end at $2.43 in switching ownership of 402,759 units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Junior Market dips

Trading closed on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange Wednesday, with the volume of stocks traded declining 46 percent and the value 52 percent lower than on Tuesday with 42 securities trading versus 43 on Tuesday as trading ended with prices of 15 rising, 24 declining and three closing unchanged.
A total of 13,198,946 shares were traded for $42,970,729 compared with 24,655,438 units at $89,978,978 on Tuesday.
Trading on Wednesday averaged 314,261 shares at $1,023,113 down from 573,382 shares at $2,092,534 on Tuesday with the month to date, averaging 362,333 units at $1,270,669 versus 384,766 stock units at $1,386,195 on the previous day. September closed with an average of 470,099 units at $1,578,447.
Spur Tree Spices led trading with 6.80 million shares for 51.5 percent of total volume, followed by JFP Limited with 1.31 million units for 9.9 percent of the day’s trade and ONE on ONE Educational with 852,272 units for 6.5 percent market share.
At the close, the Junior Market Index declined 22.10 points to settle at 4,126.19. 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 three stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close, AMG Packaging lost 8 cents to end at $3.51 with investors transferring 10,228 shares, Blue Power declined 19 cents to close at $3.29 after 3,000 units were traded, Caribbean Cream shed 17 cents to $4.03 with an exchange of 146 stocks. Caribbean Flavours dipped 8 cents to $1.75 with a transfer of 35,195 stock units, Consolidated Bakeries fell 26 cents to $2.70 in switching ownership of 51,934 stocks, EduFocal dropped 15 cents to $2.70, with 541,507 units crossing the market. Elite Diagnostic rose 11 cents to $3.65, with 59,793 stock units changing hands, Fontana dipped 10 cents in closing at $9.20 as investors exchanged 120,017 shares, Fosrich shed 9 cents to close at $4.31 in trading 491,987 units. Future Energy Source popped 10 cents to end at $5.60 after ffinishing trading 487,672 stocks, Honey Bun rallied 10 cents in closing at $8 with the swapping of 2,681 stock units, Knutsford Express dipped 20 cents to $7.80 after a transfer of 11,722 shares. Lasco Distributors declined 8 cents to $2.90 after exchanging 41,661 stocks, Medical Disposables advanced 63 cents to close at $5.83 while trading 81,832 shares, Spur Tree Spices climbed 32 cents to $3.74 in an exchange of 6,803,327 stock units and Stationery and Office Supplies fell $1.91 to end at $16.04, with 2,102 units clearing the market.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.