Junior Market bounce

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange Index got a big bounce on Wednesday as investors pushed prices higher and sent the market index up 63.42 points to 3,903.81 and almost recovered all of the over 72 points fall on Tuesday even as the volume of stocks traded fell 37 percent with the value down 50 percent compared to Tuesday following an exchange of 41 securities, the same as on Tuesday and ended with 14 rising, 14 declining and 13 closing unchanged.
A total of 3,360,290 shares were exchanged for $9,241,408 down from 5,360,806 units at $18,414,662 on Tuesday.
Trading averaged 81,958 shares at $225,400 down from 130,751 units at $449,138 on Tuesday, with the month to date averaging 193,634 shares at $505,927 compared with 205,747 stock units at $536,355 on the previous day. November trades averaged 259,893 units at $711,635.
MFS Capital Partners led trading with 668,268 shares for 19.9 percent of total volume followed by JFP Ltd. with 449,977 units for 13.4 percent of the day’s trade and  Derrimon Trading with 368,364 units for 11 percent market share.
The PE Ratio, a measure of computing appropriate stock values, averages 11.9. The PE ratios of Junior Market stocks are based on 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 ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and eight with lower offers.
At the close, Cargo Handlers advanced $2.70 in closing at $12.70 after trading 500 shares, Caribbean Cream gained 20 cents to end at $4 with 365 stocks clearing the market, Caribbean Flavours lost 12 cents to settle at $1.68 as investors exchanged 956 units. Derrimon Trading rallied 29 cents to $2.34 in exchanging 368,364 stock units, Dolphin Cove rose 75 cents to close at $14 with 11,140 stocks crossing the exchange, Honey Bun popped 71 cents in closing at $7.71 with a transfer of 1,506 shares. iCreate lost 50 cents to close at $1.60 with the swapping of 156,284 stock units, JFP Ltd fell 12 cents to $1.44 with investors trading 449,977 units, Knutsford Express shed 19 cents in ending at $8.30 with 25,000 stocks changing hands. Lasco Distributors rose 14 cents to close at $2.95 with an exchange of 13,357 stocks, Lasco Manufacturing climbed 32 cents to $4.32 with 42 shares crossing the market, Limners and Bards rallied 14 cents to $2.64 in switching ownership of 4,005 units. Main Event dipped 50 cents to $9.50 after 3,696 stock units passed through the market, Stationery and Office Supplies lost 10 cents in closing at $14.50 with a transfer of 1,205 stocks and Tropical Battery rose 14 cents to $2.54 with the swapping of 248,480 units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock.

Trading surges on Junior Market

The volume of stocks traded on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange Monday surged 1,032 percent, following a 25.5 million shares trade in JFP Ltd and pushing the value up by 466 percent over Friday’s outturn after an exchange of 46 securities up from 39 on Friday, which ended with 17 rising, 18 declining and 11 closing unchanged.
A total of 35,801,013 shares were traded for $69,628,752 compared with 3,163,615 units at $12,309,172 on Friday.
Trading averaged 778,283 shares at $1,513,669 compared with 81,118 units at $315,620 on Friday with the month to date averaging 214,871 units at $546,966 compared to 125,810 stock units at $394,154 on the previous trading day. November closed with an average of 259,893 units at $711,335.
JFP Ltd led trading with 25.49 million shares for 71.2 percent of total volume followed by Derrimon Trading with 5.35 million units for 14.9 percent of the day’s trade and MFS Capital Partners with 1.20 million units for 3.4 percent market share.
At the close, the Junior Market Index declined 7.14 points to settle at 3,912.61.
The PE Ratio, a measure of computing appropriate stock values, averages 12. The PE ratios of Junior Market stocks are based on ICInsider.com projected earnings with financial year ends that fall between November this year and August 2023.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows two stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and four with lower offers.
At the close, AMG Packaging rallied 10 cents to close at $3.10 after a transfer of 1,462 shares, Cargo Handlers gained 14 cents in ending at $12.50 with 431 stock units changing hands, Caribbean Cream advanced 14 cents to $4 after 55 stocks were traded. Derrimon Trading declined 10 cents to $2, with 5,351,899 units clearing the market, Elite Diagnostic climbed 44 cents to $3.35 with an exchange of 191,332 shares, Express Catering rose 56 cents to end at $5 in switching ownership of 50 stock units. Fontana fell 16 cents in closing at $8.04 with 46,686 stocks crossing the market, Honey Bun dropped $1.07 to $6.71 as investors switched ownership of 22,069 units, iCreate popped 20 cents to close at $2.22 after the transfer of 33,390 stocks. Indies Pharma gained 44 cents in ending at $3.02 with the swapping of 12,549 stock units, ISP Finance advanced 10 cents to close at $15 with a transfer of 180 shares, Lasco Manufacturing dropped 25 cents to settle at $3.95 after trading of 821,360 units. Limners and Bards shed 10 cents to end at $2.40 with 248,406 shares changing hands and Main Event lost 30 cents to close at $9.70 with an exchange of 9,651 units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Junior market ends week higher

In Junior Market trading on Friday the volume of stocks changing hands dropped 46 percent compared to Thursday on the Jamaica Stock Exchange as the value dropped 54 percent and ended with 39 securities trading, down from 45 on Thursday and ended with prices of 20 rising, nine declining and ten closing unchanged and resulted in the market closing the week higher than the close of the previous week.
A total of 3,163,615 shares were traded for $12,309,172 versus 5,831,798 units at $26,486,488 on Thursday.
Trading averaged 81,118 shares at $315,620 compared to 129,596 units at $588,589 on Thursday with the month to date averaging 125,810 units at $394,154 compared to 132,726 stock units at $406,308 on the previous day. November closed with an average of 259,893 units at $711,335.
Fontana led trading with 677,797 shares for 21.4 percent of total volume followed by iCreate with 396,382 units for 12.5 percent of the day’s trade and JFP Ltd with 366,095 units for 11.6 percent market share.
At the close, the Junior Market Index rose 40.36 points to settle at 3,919.75.
The PE Ratio, a measure of computing appropriate stock values, averages 11.9. 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 no stock ending with a bid higher than the last selling prices and four with lower offers.
At the close, Consolidated Bakeries popped 18 cents after ending at $1.99 with investors transferring 1,942 shares, Dolphin Cove rose 73 cents to $14.18 after an exchange of 3,209 stocks, EduFocal gained 20 cents to end at $2.40 after trading 43,124 stock units. Express Catering shed 56 cents in closing at $4.44 with 11,436 units changing hands, Honey Bun rallied $1.12 to close at $7.78 after 500 units crossed the market, iCreate rose 12 cents to $2.02 in an exchange of 396,382 shares. Indies Pharma lost 27 cents to close at $2.58 with the swapping of 34,582 stock units, JFP Ltd gained 18 cents to settle at $1.65 in an exchange of 366,095 stocks, Lasco Financial advanced 14 cents to $2.90 with 50,703 stocks crossing the market. Lasco Manufacturing rose 30 cents to $4.20 after 46,629 stock units passed through the market, Limners and Bards popped 10 cents in closing at $2.50 as investors exchanged 900 units, Medical Disposables advanced 22 cents to $5.20 after an exchange of 25 shares. Spur Tree Spices gained 13 cents to settle at $3.29 with the swapping of 21,439 units and tTech rose 19 cents to close at $3.15 in switching ownership of 1,091 shares.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Trading climbs on Junior Market

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Trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange gained momentum on Thursday, as the volume of stocks traded rose 21 percent and the value 87 percent greater than on Wednesday with 45 securities trading upfront 42 on Wednesday and ended with 15 rising, 19 declining and 11 closing unchanged.
A total of 5,831,798 shares were traded for $26,486,488 compared to 4,802,262 units at $14,183,332 on Wednesday.
Trading averaged 129,596 shares at $588,589 compared to 114,340 units at $337,698 on Wednesday. Trading month to date averages 132,726 units at $406,308 versus 133,407 stock units at $366,681 on the previous day. November traded an average of 259,893 units at $711,335.
Fontana led trading with 2.0 million shares for 34.3 percent of total volume  Dolla Financial followed with 1.04 million units for 17.8 percent of the day’s trade and Lumber Depot with 450,085 units for 7.7 percent market share.
At the close, the Junior Market Index climbed 12.11 points to settle at 3,879.39.
The PE Ratio, a measure of computing appropriate stock values, averages 11.8. 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 one stock ending with a bid higher than its last selling price and none with a lower offer.
At the close, Access Financial rose $1.11 to $24.90 with a transfer of five shares, Cargo Handlers climbed $2.37 to end at $12.36 with 66 stocks crossing the market, Caribbean Assurance Brokers gained 15 cents to close at $2.17 after exchanging 553 stock units. Caribbean Cream lost 14 cents after ending at $3.86 in transferring 13,397 units, Consolidated Bakeries dipped 21 cents to $1.81 after trading 3,315 stocks, Dolphin Cove fell 75 cents to $13.45, with the swapping of 455 shares. Elite Diagnostic dropped 29 cents to settle at $2.91 in switching ownership of 6,009 units, Everything Fresh shed 14 cents to end at $1.35 trading 46,894 stock units, Fontana gained 10 cents in closing at $8.20 as investors exchanged 2,002,267 shares. GWest Corporation rallied 13 cents to end at $1.03 with 351 stock units changing hands, Honey Bun declined $1.16 in closing at $6.66 with 1,591 stocks crossing the exchange, iCreate popped 14 cents to $1.90 after 293,310 units cleared the market. Indies Pharma dropped 13 cents to $2.85 in switching ownership of 424 units, Jamaican Teas popped 10 cents to close at $2.65 with investors transferring 65,589 stocks, Knutsford Express fell 12 cents to $8.49 trading 23 stock units. Lasco Financial shed 26 cents to settle at $2.76 after an exchange of 11,135 shares, Medical Disposables rose 48 cents to close at $4.98 in transferring three units, MFS Capital Partners gained 13 cents to finish at $2.98 with the swapping of nine shares and Stationery and Office Supplies shed 50 cents in ending at $14 in trading 58,638 stocks.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Junior Market claws back some loss

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange clawed back some of Tuesday’s loss at the close of the market on Wednesday after a 36 percent fall in the volume of stocks traded, with 14 percent lower value than on Tuesday, from trading in 42 securities versus 45 on Tuesday and ended with 17 rising, 18 declining and seven closing unchanged.
A total of 4,802,262 shares were traded for $14,183,332 down from 7,508,809 units at $16,523,628 on Tuesday.
Trading averaged 114,340 shares at $337,698 versus 166,862 units at $367,192 on Tuesday, with the month to date averaging 133,407 units at $366,681 compared with 138,260 stock units at $374,059 on the previous day. November closed with an average of 259,893 units at $711,335.
Medical Disposables led trading with 875,878 shares for 18.2 percent of total volume followed by ONE on ONE Educational with 704,736 units for 14.7 percent of the day’s trade and Lumber Depot with 631,903 units for 13.2 percent market share.
At the close, the Junior Market Index gained 27.24 points to settle at 3,867.28.
The PE Ratio, a measure used to compute appropriate stock values, averages 11.8. 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 ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and three with lower offers.
At the close, Access Financial advanced $2.48 in closing at $23.79 with an exchange of 10 shares, AMG Packaging popped 8 cents to end at $3 with investors transferring 206 units, Blue Power rose 46 cents to $3.15 after trading 862 stock units. CAC 2000 gained 27 cents to end at $8.49 after a transfer of 99 stocks, Cargo Handlers declined $3 to $9.99 with 38,732 shares clearing the market, Caribbean Assurance Brokers dipped 15 cents to $2.02 in trading 2,190 units. Caribbean Cream rallied 13 cents to end at $4 with 55 stocks crossing the exchange, Elite Diagnostic gained 30 cents in ending at $3.20 with the swapping of 14,566 stock units, Everything Fresh popped 14 cents to settle at $1.49 in switching ownership of 40,907 units. Fontana shed 19 cents in closing at $8.10 in an exchange of 39,528 shares, Fosrich lost 8 cents to settle at $3.92 in transferring 229,107 stocks, General Accident popped 31 cents to $4.41 in trading 11,748 stock units. GWest Corporation lost 7 cents to finish at 90 cents with the swapping of 10,361 stocks, iCreate fell 14 cents to $1.76 after an exchange of 195,242 units, Indies Pharma rallied 27 cents to close at $2.98 in switching ownership of 21,721 stock units. ISP Finance dropped $1.49 to $14.90 after exchanging 67 shares, Knutsford Express advanced 90 cents to $8.61 as investors exchanged 573 units, Lasco Distributors rose 15 cents to end at $2.95 after 3,182 shares cleared the market. Mailpac Group gained 8 cents in closing at $2.09 trading 171,513 stock units, Spur Tree Spices shed 25 cents to settle at $3.16 in transferring 86,781 stocks, Stationery and Office Supplies dipped 49 cents to $14.50 with 873 stocks changing hands and tTech fell 19 cents in closing at $2.96 with a transfer of 120 stock units.
In the preference segmentCAC 2000 9.5% preference share rose 8 cents to end at $1.17 in switching ownership of 101 units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Big fall for Junior Market on Tuesday

Stocks fell in large numbers in trading on Tuesday on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange after the volume of stocks traded more than double that on Monday after rising 102 percent more shares changed hands as the value of stocks traded climbed 680 percent more than on Monday after trading took place in 45 securities up from 43 on Monday and ended with 13 rising, 28 declining and four closing unchanged.
A total of 7,508,809 shares were traded for $16,523,628 compared to 3,722,443 units at $9,822,437 on Monday.
Trading averaged 166,862 shares at $367,192 compared with 86,568 units at $228,429 on Monday with a month to date average of 138,260 units at $374,059 compared to 127,534 stock units at $376,634 on the previous day. November ended with an average of 259,893 units at $711,335.
Everything Fresh led trading with 3.27 million shares for 43.6 percent of total volume followed by ONE on ONE Educational with 673,767 units for 9 percent of the day’s trade and Fosrich with 585,693 units for 7.8 percent market share.
At the close, the Junior Market Index dropped 59.27 points to settle at 3,840.04.
The PE Ratio, a measure of computing appropriate stock values, averages 11.9. 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 four stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and one with a lower offer.
At the close, Cargo Handlers fell 72 cents in ending at $12.99 with 110 shares clearing the market, Caribbean Flavours lost 14 cents to finish at $1.65 with investors transferring 12,225 units, Dolphin Cove popped 15 cents to $14.20 in switching ownership of 1,978 stock units. EduFocal declined 19 cents to close at $2.30 after  462,836 stocks crossed the exchange, Elite Diagnostic shed 59 cents in closing at $2.90 after hitting an intraday 52 weeks’ low of $2.50after 16,060 stocks changed hands, Everything Fresh gained 12 cents in closing at $1.35 trading 3,274,985 stock units. Express Catering advanced 25 cents to $5.05 with an exchange of 34,894 units, but only after hitting an intraday 52 weeks’ low of $4.15, Fosrich dipped 16 cents to $4 in transferring 585,693 shares, General Accident lost 14 cents to close at $4.10 with an exchange of 20,067 units. KLE Group climbed 31 cents to $1.99 with the swapping of just 100 shares, Knutsford Express declined 21 cents to $7.71 in switching ownership of 13,350 stocks, Lasco Distributors fell 10 cents to $2.80 in trading 442,768 stock units. Main Event advanced 40 cents to $10 after 53,400 stock units passed through the market, Medical Disposables dipped 82 cents to $4.51 after trading 2,000 stocks, MFS Capital Partners shed 15 cents to close at $2.85 with the swapping of 59,701 units. Spur Tree Spices rallied 14 cents in ending at $3.41 after a transfer of 105,666 shares and tTech lost 12 cents to close at $3.15 in an exchange of a mere 105 shares.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Juniors edged higher on Monday

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange inched higher at the close on Monday, with a 12 percent decline in the volume of stocks traded as the value of stocks traded dropped 33 percent from trading on Friday with 43 securities trading versus 37 on Friday and ended with 20 rising, 17 declining and six closing unchanged.
A total of 3,722,443 shares were exchanged for $9,822,437 against 4,242,438 units at $14,592,692 on Friday.
Trading averaged 86,568 shares at $228,429 compared with 114,660 units at $394,397 on Friday, with the month to date, averaging 127,534 units at $376,634 versus 150,411 stock units at $459,398 on the prior trading day. November closed with an average of 259,893 units at $711,335.
Dolla Financial led trading with 660,397 shares for 17.7 percent of total volume followed by MFS Capital Partners with 444,314 units for 11.9 percent of the day’s trade and EduFocal with 412,969 units for 11.1 percent market share.
At the close, the Junior Market Index popped 2.03 points to close at 3,899.31.
The PE Ratio, a measure of computing appropriate stock values, averages 12. 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 ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and five with lower offers.
At the close, Blue Power shed 47 cents to end at $2.71, with 823 shares crossing the market, CAC 2000 increased $1.07 to $8.22 with the swapping of 7,454 stock units, Caribbean Assurance Brokers climbed 17 cents in closing at $2.22 in trading 22,873 units. Consolidated Bakeries rose 18 cents to close at $1.98 with 24,454 stocks changing hands, Dolphin Cove gained 55 cents ending at $14.05, with 3,211 stock units crossing the exchange, Elite Diagnostic rallied 45 cents in closing at $3.49 with investors transferring 66 stocks. Everything Fresh dropped 17 cents to end at $1.23, with 93,491 units clearing the market, Express Catering declined 15 cents in ending at $4.80 with an exchange of 1,240 shares, General Accident fell 76 cents to $4.24 after trading at 12,124 stocks. Honey Bun advanced $1 to close at $7.90 while exchanging 636 shares, Indies Pharma lost 14 cents to end at $2.65 after an exchange of 39,821 units, JFP Ltd dipped 11 cents to close at $1.49 after 390,405 stock units changed hands. KLE Group dropped 30 cents in closing at $1.68 in exchanging 1,000 units, Lasco Financial popped 26 cents in ending at $3 trading 3,755 shares, Limners and Bards dipped 15 cents to $2.45 as 101,155 stock units passed through the market. Main Event lost 40 cents to end at $9.60, with stocks 2,929 crossing the market, MFS Capital Partners popped 11 cents to close at $3 with 444,314 units changing hands, Spur Tree Spices shed 18 cents in closing at $3.27 in exchanging 133,432 stocks and Stationery and Office Supplies rose 75 cents to $15 in switching ownership of a mere 33 shares.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Most Junior Market stocks rise than fall

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange lost more altitude on Friday, with the level of trading declining from that on Thursday as the volume of stocks traded fell 42 percent after a 30 percent lower value after trading ended with 37 securities versus 40 on Thursday and closed with 20 rising, 14 declining and three closing unchanged.
At the close, the Junior Market Index shed 11.28 points to settle at 3,897.28.
A total of 4,242,438 shares were traded for $14,592,692 versus 7,339,207 units at $20,780,968 on Thursday.
Trading averaged 114,660 shares at $394,397 compared with 183,480 units at $519,524 on Thursday with the month to date, averaging 150,411 units at $459,398. November closed with an average of 259,893 units at $711,335.
Dolla Financial led trading with 1.38 million shares for 32.5 percent of total volume followed by Future Energy Source with 807,975 units for 19 percent of the day’s trade and MFS Capital Partners with 427,110 units for 10.1 percent market share.
The PE Ratio, a measure of computing appropriate stock values, averages  12.1. 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.
The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows three stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and three with lower offers.
At the close of the market, AMG Packaging lost 20 cents to close at $2.92 in an exchange of just eight shares, Cargo Handlers popped 71 cents to end at $13.71 with 3,280 stock units changing hands, Caribbean Assurance Brokers shares were marked down by 14 cents to $2.05 after trading 20,286 units. Dolphin Cove gained 45 cents in ending at $13.50 after 3,017 stocks passed through the market, Elite Diagnostic dipped 46 cents in closing at $3.04 in trading 1,821 stocks, Express Catering gained 38 cents in closing at $4.95 after swapping 60,824 units. Fontana fell 63 cents to $8.22 with an exchange of 182,071 shares, Honey Bun gained 10 cents to settle at $6.90 while transferring 1,191 stock units, Indies Pharma advanced 20 cents to $2.79 in switching ownership of 688 shares. KLE Group rallied 18 cents to close at $1.98 in exchanging 23,749 stock units, Lasco Financial was marked down by 28 cents to $2.74 in switching ownership of 37,866 stocks, MFS Capital Partners rose 10 cents to $2.89 with a transfer of 427,110 units. Spur Tree Spices climbed 28 cents to $3.45 as investors exchanged 96,612 stock units, Stationery and Office Supplies shed 40 cents to close at $14.25 with a transfer of 6,145 shares and Tropical Battery gained 10 cents to close at $2.50 in exchanging 329,862 units.
In the preference segmentCAC 2000 9.5% preference share were marked up by 15 cents in closing at $1.09 with an exchange of 22,959 stocks.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Falling stocks push Junior Market down

Just nine stocks rose, 19 declined and 12 ended unchanged on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Thursday, resulting in the market index dropping 70.39 points to close at 3,908.56, with the volume of stocks traded declining 61 percent and the value 66 percent lower than on Wednesday from the trading of 40 securities down from 42 on Wednesday.
A total of 7,339,207 shares were traded for $20,780,968 compared with 18,836,649 units at $60,904,034 on Wednesday.
Thursday’s trading averaged 183,480 shares at $519,524 compared with 448,492 units at $1,450,096 on Wednesday. November ended with an average of 259,968 units at $710,630.
MFS Capital Partners led trading with 3.23 million shares for 44 percent of total volume followed by Dolla Financial with 1.24 million units for 16.9 percent of the day’s trade and ONE on ONE Educational with 501,110 units for 6.8 percent market share.
The PE Ratio, a measure of computing appropriate stock values, averages 12.1. The PE ratios of Junior Market stocks incorporate projected earnings computed by ICInsider.com for companies with financial year that falls between November this year and August 2023.
The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows three stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and four with lower offers.
At the close, Access Financial dipped $4.19 to $21.31 in an exchange of 1,908 shares, Cargo Handlers gained 20 cents to close at $13 with 5,000 units clearing the market, Caribbean Flavours fell 10 cents to end at $1.73 after 28,958 stocks crossed the market. Elite Diagnostic advanced 20 cents to $3.50 trading 122,822 stock units, Express Catering declined 43 cents in ending at $4.57 with the swapping of 13,774 stocks, Fontana popped 35 cents to settle at $8.85 after a transfer of 45,901 stock units. Fosrich lost 17 cents in closing at $4.05 in exchanging 22,595 shares, Indies Pharma shed 53 cents to close at $2.59 with 320 units changing hands, Iron Rock Insurance rose 38 cents to $2.45 as investors swapped a mere six shares.ISP Finance climbed $1.49 to $16.39 in transferring 13,125 stocks, JFP Ltd dropped 16 cents to close at $1.60 in trading 100,523 stock units, Knutsford Express shed $1.06 after ending at $7.92 with an exchange of 338 units. Limners and Bards lost 15 cents to finish at $2.65 with 16,487 shares clearing the market, Lumber Depot dipped 14 cents to $2.30 after exchanging 136,271 units, MFS Capital Partners rallied 27 cents in closing at $2.79 with investors transferring 3,229,717 stock units.Spur Tree Spices dropped 63 cents to end at $3.17 as investors switched ownership of 248,340 stocks and tTech gained 31 cents to close at $3.27 after 225 shares crossed the market.
Prices of securities trading are those for the

Stocks surged on the Junior Market

Stocks surged in trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange, with the Market Index jumping a solid 86.80 points to 3,978.95 at the close on Wednesday after a 318 percent rise in the volume of stocks traded and a  401 percent increase in value compared to Tuesday following trading in 42 securities versus 41 on Tuesday and ended with 25 rising, 13 declining and four closing unchanged.
Investors traded 18,836,649 shares for $60,904,034, up sharply from 4,506,827 units at $12,167,838 on Tuesday.
Trading averaged 448,492 shares at $1,450,096, up from a mere 109,923 units at $296,777 on Tuesday, with the month to date averaging 259,968 units at $711,335 compared to 250,933 stock units at $676,433 on the previous day. October closed with an average of 264,407 units at $832,036.
Spur Tree Spices led trading with 9.75 million shares for 51.8 percent of total volume, followed by ONE on ONE Educational with 4.20 million units for 22.3 percent of the day’s trade and MFS Capital Partners with 1.72 million units for 9.1 percent market share.
The PE Ratio, a measure of computing appropriate stock values, averages 12.3. 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.
The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows four stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and one with a lower offer.
At the close, Access Financial advanced $4.83 to $25.50 as investors exchanged 98,254 shares, AMG Packaging gained 20 cents to close at $3.12, with investors trading 14,149 stocks, Cargo Handlers rallied $1.16 to $12.80 with the swapping of just one unit. Derrimon Trading rose 15 cents to $2.20 with a transfer of 299,226 stock units, Dolphin Cove lost 30 cents in closing at $13.10 after trading 126,200 stocks, Fontana gained 11 cents in ending at $8.50 with 175,753 stock units changing hands. Fosrich gained 22 cents to close at $4.22 as investors switched ownership of 59,591 units, Honey Bun popped 15 cents to $6.80 after trading 9,720 shares, Indies Pharma advanced 42 cents in closing at $3.12 with an exchange of 171,991 shares. Iron Rock Insurance gained 27 cents to end at $2.07 with the swapping of 1,049 stock units, JFP Ltd popped 15 cents in closing at $1.76 with 360,225 stocks, clearing the market Knutsford Express rallied 10 cents to end at $8.98 with an exchange of 251,995 units. Main Event gained 20 cents to close at $10 after 4,096 shares changed hands, Medical Disposables rose 25 cents to $5.25 in transferring 1,000 stock units, MFS Capital Partners dropped 27 cents to $2.52 in trading 1,720,740 units. Paramount Trading gained 24 cents to end at $1.95 with 29,838 stocks passing through the market, Spur Tree Spices climbed 88 cents to $3.80 after a transfer of 9,748,779 stock units, Stationery and Office Supplies rose 35 cents to $14.65 after trading 900 shares. Tropical Battery rallied 11 cents in closing at $2.45 with an exchange of 93,175 units and tTech shed 31 cents to $2.96 with the transfer of 379 stocks.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.