6 IC TOP 10 stocks up 25-50% last week

Three of IC Insider.com TOP 10 stocks gained between 25 and 33 percent during the past week and dropped out of the TOP 10 as the Jamaica Stock Exchange recorded all-round gains after falling by record levels in March.
Stocks leaving the TOP are Lasco Manufacturing with a gain of 33 percent after the stock rose from $2.75 the previous week to close at $3.65. General Accident moved from $4.50 to $5.71 to record a 27 percent rise and Sygnus US dollar-based stock gained 25 percent to close at 15 US cents and left the main market TOP 10. Eppley rose 31 percent for the week in closing at $16 and Elite Diagnostic is up a stunning 50 percent but remains in the TOP 10. Access Financial closed the prior week at $18.35 and is now up 33 percent to $24.50.> Some of the gains in the market arose from oversold conditions as well as funds returning to investors last week from the refund of the Trans Jamaica Highway IPO.
Current IC Insider.com TOP 10 listings are based on profits of companies reporting full year’s results for the financial year ending after this year’s second quarter and up to the second quarter in 2021.
While local stocks make a strong recovery this past week, thanks no doubt to some of the IPO refund coming back into the market. Investors must not lose sight that significant uncertainties abound about the local and global economy and how each company may be affected. It is not possible to determine the exact fallout and benefits from the crisis and the impact on company earnings. Actual earnings could vary materially from IC Insider.com’s forecast.
Investors should be looking beyond just the immediate situation and identify companies that are financially strong to withstand the current cut in revenues but will make a strong recovery by 2021. There are, however, cases where companies will benefit from the crisis, with signs that some companies’ sales increased sharply.
The three top Junior Market selections are Caribbean Producers, KLE Group and Caribbean Assurance Brokers with the potential to gain between 268 to 600 percent by 2021. Caribbean Producers’ price was struck, with the stock falling to a low of $2 in March, but is now trading at $2.50, as the company was poised to have their best yearly results. Closure of hotels and restaurants derailed the trend. The company had the best performance to December last year, with sales rising 10.7 percent to US$59 million, with a profit of US$525,000 versus a loss of $1.2 million in 2018. The expectations are for the company to return to normality for the 2021 fiscal year that ends in June 2021 that will give buyers of the stock around current prices a big payday.
In the Main Market, Radio Jamaica leads the pact followed by Berger Paints then Carreras with projected gains of 205 to 253 percent. RJR had its best Nine months period last year since 2014, while Berger suffered from poor sales in the second half of the year, which management attribute to weather-related disruptions. The company stands to benefit from lower raw material prices with a fall in the price of oil on the world market as well as lower energy prices.
The Jamaica stock market suffered sustained pressure during March, leading to one of the most rapid falls in stock prices in the history of the market and leaving many stocks severely undervalued.
Some companies with early 2020 year-ends will not have experienced the same impact from the fall out of sales on reported results and stock prices, as will others.
With the tourism industry virtually closed, companies heavily dependent on the industry will have little or no sales for a while from March. The Group consists of Caribbean Producers, Dolphin Cove, Everything Fresh and Express Catering. Entertainment company Main Event and restaurant operator KLE Group will be hurt from patrons staying home as well as fewer tourists visiting Montego Bay and patronizing the restaurant in that town. Once this period of disruption has passed, KLE should benefit from economies of scale with the full ownership of the additional restaurant.
The results of some companies will be hit by falling stock and bond prices. The results for the 2020 first quarter will show the impact of the recent market decline locally and overseas. The latter includes JMMB Group, Proven, NCB Financial Group, Barita Investments, VMBS Investments, Jamaican Teas, QWI Investments and Sagicor Group. Banks may have to increase loan loss provisions as businesses encounter cash flow problems and defaulting on loan payments.
The targeted average PE ratio is 20, with both the Junior and Main markets currently trading well below this level. The JSE Main Market ended the week, with an overall PE of 12 and the Junior Market a mere 9.2, based on current 2020 earnings. The PE ratio for Junior Market Top 10 stocks averages 5.5 with the Main Market at 8.5.
The TOP 10 stocks now trade at a discount of 40 percent of the average for Junior Market and Main Market stocks trade at a discount of 29 percent to the overall market. The average projected gain for the IC TOP 10 stocks is 312 percent down from 377 percent last week for the Junior Market and 139 percent from 153 percent for the JSE Main Market, based mostly on 2020 earnings.
IC TOP 10 stocks are likely to deliver the best returns to March 2021. Forecasted earnings and PE ratio for the current fiscal year are in determining potential gains. The ranking of stocks is in order of likely increases, with the highest-ranked, being the most attractive. Expected values will change as stock prices fluctuate and will result in movements of the selection in and out of the lists for most weeks. Earnings per share are revised on an ongoing basis as new information is received that can result in changes in and out of the list.

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More gains for JSE Main Market

The Main Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed higher for the sixth time out of the last seven trading days and recovered 47,260.76 points of the losses in March, to be up 13 percent from the recent lows of 375,091.09 points, reached on 25th of March on the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index.             

JSE Main market continuing to bounce off resistance at 375,000 points reached on March 25.

At the close of the market on Friday, the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index jumped 4,851.68 points to 422,351.85, the JSE Market Index climbed 4,394.76 points to 384,905.24 and the JSE Financial Index added 1.51 points to 105.44.
The market closed with 47 securities changing hands in the Main and US dollar markets with prices of 25 stocks advancing, 15 declining and 4 securities trading firm. The JSE Main Market activity ended with 42 securities accounting for 33,384,287 units valued at $221,730,878, in contrast to 19,058,509 units valued at $80,731,137 from 40 securities on Thursday.
Trans Jamaican Highway led trading with 21.5 million shares for 64.4 percent of total volume, followed by Wigton Windfarm with 2.6 million units for 7.9 percent of the day’s trade and Sagicor Select Financial Fund with 1.9 million units for 5.6 percent market share. Sagicor Select Manufacturing & Distribution Fund ended with 1.1 million shares and was the only other stock trading more than one million units.
The Market closed with an average of 794,864 units valued at an average of $5,279,307 for each security traded, in contrast to 476,463 units valued at an average of $2,018,278 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date amount to 613,607 units valued at $3,409,226 for each security changing hands. Trading in March resulted in an average of 1,146,245 units valued at $7,550,295 for each security.
IC bid-offer Indicator At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows nine stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and two stocks closing with lower offers. The PE ratio of the market ended at 14.2, while the Main Market ended at 14.4 times 2020/21 earnings.
In the Main Market, Barita Investments climbed $5 to reach $58, with 41,623 shares changing hands, Berger Paints fell $3 to $11.50, after trading 24,768 units, Caribbean Cement added 54 cents to close $43.49, in swapping 61,554 shares. Eppley closed $1 higher at $16, with14,000 units crossing the exchange, Eppley Caribbean Property Fund dropped $4 to end at $35, in trading a mere 200 units, First Rock Capital lost 50 cents to finish at $10, with a transfer of 17,200 units. Grace Kennedy shed 60 cents to close at $57 in exchanging 722,937 shares, Jamaica Broilers gained 52 cents, in swapping 291,710 shares to end at $32.52, Jamaica Producers picked up 41 cents to close at $19.11 after trading 5,891 units. Kingston Wharves closed 50 cents higher to finish at $44, with 21,556 units traded, MPC Caribbean Clean Energy advanced $5 to $140 after exchanging 1,512 stock units, NCB Financial Group climbed to $152.91, with gains of $2.66 with 265,789 shares changing hands. PanJam Investments fell by $2 to $76 in swapping 225,872 shares, Portland JSX shed 70 cents to finish at $7.30, with an exchange of 38,667 units, Proven Investments closed at $39.70, after rising $2.20 and trading 11,126 units. Sagicor Group picked up 81 cents to end at $48.75, in transferring 73,620 shares, Sagicor Real Estate Fund closed 45 cents lower at $7.25 with 81,200 stock units crossing the exchange, Salada Foods jumped $6 to $36, after exchanging 59,400 units. Seprod closed $1.50 higher to $49.50, with a transfer of 65,614 shares and Supreme Ventures gained 40 cents to end at $14.40, with 248,813 shares changing hands.

Prices of securities trading are those for the day’s last transaction unless otherwise stated.

JSE US market slipped moderately

The Jamaica Stock Exchange, US dollar market Index, lost 1.47 points to close at 207.23 with five securities changing hands. At the close of trading, the PE ratio of the market was an average of 14.3 times 2020 earnings.
The market closed with three stocks rising and two declining. The volume of stocks passing through the market rose to 827,966 shares valued at US$14,632 compared to 651,114 shares valued at US$42,388 on Thursday.
IC bid-offer Indicator The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator ended with the bids of two stocks higher than their last selling prices and one with a lower offer.
Market activity resulted in, accounting for 651,114 units traded with a value of US$36,182, in contrast to 486,504 units for US$42,388 on Wednesday.
In trading, First Rock Capital rose by 0.1 of a cent to end at 9.1 US cents, after 27,143 stock units crossed the exchange, Proven Investments exchanged 274,694 shares with a rise of one cent to close at 27 US cents. Sygnus Credit Investments shed 1.5 cents to end at 15 US cents, in swapping 21,500 units and Trans Jamaican Highway fell 0.07 of a cent in accounting for 60 percent of the day’s volume ended with an exchange of 500,00 shares at 1 US cent. In the preference section, JMMB Group 6% traded just 629 shares to close at US$1.

Prices of securities trading are those for the day’s last transaction unless otherwise stated.

Bleeding halted on TTSE on Friday

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Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange Head Quarters

Trading on the Trinidad and Tobago Stock Exchange ended on Friday with the two major indices recording gains as the T&T Composite Index advanced 3.83 points to 1,274.98, the All T&T Index climbed 7.60 points to end at 1,716.07 and the Cross Listed Index remained at 112.73.
The market closed with twelve securities changing hands to close out the week and ending with one stock rising, two stocks declining, while nine were unchanged. The volume of stocks passing through the market rose to 347,297 shares valued at $9,821,563 compared to 259,334 shares for $6,560,430 on Thursday.
IC bid-offer Indicator The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator ended with the bids of three stocks higher than their last selling prices and six with lower offers.
Gainers│ West Indian Tobacco, the sole stock advancing, closed at $33.75, with gains of $3.75 after exchanging 1,230 stock units, but closed with an offer to sell 6,000 below the last traded price, at $30.93.
Losers│ First Citizens lost 2 cents to end the day at $37.99, after transferring 12,310 units and L.J Williams B share closed at $1.62, with a loss of 3 cents trading 50 stock units.
Firm Trades│ Clico Investments swapped 9,241 stock units at $21.50, Guardian Holdings traded 4,008 units at $17.93, Massy Holdings closed at $48, with 24,651 shares changing hands. NCB Financial had 224,118 shares transferred at $7.25, One Caribbean Media ended at $6.50 after exchanging 50 units, Republic Financial Holdings closed at $141.48, with 37,572 shares crossing the market. Scotiabank traded 16,699 units at $55, Trinidad Cement exchanged 839 stock units at $1.75 and Trinidad & Tobago NGL ended at $18.75, with a transfer of 16,529 stock units.

Prices of securities trading are those for the day’s last transaction unless otherwise stated.

MailPac dominates Junior Market trading

Trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange surged on Friday with MailPac dominating the market, just over 22 million shares accounting for 86 percent of the market share.

Junior Market in a recovery stage.

Market activity closed with 33 securities changing hands, resulting in an exchange of 25,469,094 units valued at $48,110,589 compared to 13,283,703 units valued at $24,888,541 on Thursday.
At the close of market activities, the prices of 20 securities advanced, 6 declined and six remained unchanged. The Junior Market Index advanced by 11.40 points to close at 2,474.60. The average PE ratio of the Junior Market ended at 9.3 based on 2020/21 earnings.
Trading ended with an average of 771,791 units at $1,457,897 for each security traded,  in contrast to 390,697 units for an average of $732,016 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to units 451,335 valued at $885,272 and previously 298,258 units valued at $611,409. In contrast, March closed with an average of 226,230 units, valued at $542,563 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows six stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and three with lower offers.
At the close of the market, AMG Packaging closed 3 cents higher at $1.68, in trading 50,100 stock units, Blue Power ended with 19,862 shares changing hands, after rising 2 cents to end at $4.02, Cargo Handlers climbed 15 cents and exchanged 21,000 units at $5.53. Investors transferred 120,109 Caribbean Assurance Brokers shares and the price lost 7 cents to close at $1.94, Caribbean Producers traded 141,053 shares, after rising 18 cents to end at $2.50, Consolidated Bakeries climbed 27 cents exchanging 115,212 stock units at $1.65, Derrimon Trading shed 3 cents in trading of 9,300 units at $1.87. Dolphin Cove closed 4 cents higher at $7.79, with 5,600 shares trading, Elite Diagnostic ended trading with 25,000 shares, after rising 23 cents to end at $4.10, Everything Fresh closed 6 cents higher at 90 cents, with 62,414 stock units trading. Express Catering dipped 13 cents in trading of 150,117 units at $3, Fontana closed trading of 342,761 units and gained 40 cents to end at $5.90, Fosrich climbed 45 cents and exchanged 19,597 shares at $3.35. iCreate declined 3 cents in trading of 174,438 units at 50 cents, Indies Pharma closed trading of 46,000 units and gained 50 cents to end at $2.90. Knutsford Express close with a loss of 5 cents at $9.15, after swapping of 356 shares, Key Insurance closed 70 cents higher at $3, with 20,000 stock units trading, Lasco Distributors declined by 3 cents to settle at $2.95 in trading 202,783. Lasco Financial closed trading of 116,341 units and gained 2 cents to end at $3.24, Lasco Manufacturing closed 5 cents higher at $3.65, with 149,773 stock units trading, Limners and Bards closed with 6,055 units changing hands and gained 2 cents to end at $2.20. Lumber Depot gained 1 cent to end at $1.21, trading 171,387 shares, MailPac lost 30 cents in exchanging 22,001,550 shares to close at $1.60. Medical Disposables climbed $1.74 to settle at $8.24 with 511,971 shares changing hands. Paramount Trading rose 27 cents and exchanged 616,305 shares at $2.25, the stock closed trading with 1,735,965 units on the bid at $2 with only two offers to sell, on the board amounting to 35,000 shares at $2.50 and $3. SSL Venture closed 21 cents higher at $1.06, with 9,500 stock units trading and Stationery and Office Supplies closed 11 cents higher at $7, with 62,074 stock units trading.

Prices of securities trading are those for the day’s last transaction unless otherwise stated.

More recovery for JSE Main Market

The Main Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed higher on reduced volume less dollar valued than on Wednesday as three stocks rose for every two that declined, leading to the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index jumping 3,216.72 points to 417,500.17. The JSE Market Index climbed 2,911.92 points to 380,510.48 and the JSE Financial Index adding just 0.30 points to 103.93.
The market closed with 45 securities changing hands in the Main and US dollar markets with prices of 21 stocks advancing, 14 declining and ten securities trading firm. JSE Main Market activity ended with 40 securities accounting for 19,058,509 units valued at $80,731,137, in contrast to 22,417,248 units valued at $113,463,573 from 40 securities on Wednesday.
Trans Jamaican Highway led trading with 10.3 million shares for 54.3 percent of total volume, followed by Wigton Windfarm with 3.4 million units for 17.7 percent of the day’s trade and Wisynco Group with 1.4 million units for 7 percent of the market share. Sagicor Select Financial Fund was the only other stock trading more than one million units, with 1.05 million shares.
The Market closed with an average of 476,463 units valued at an average of $2,018,278 for each security traded, in contrast to 560,431 units valued at an average of $2,836,589 on Wednesday. Trading in March resulted in an average of 1,146,245 units valued at $7,550,295 for each security.
IC bid-offer Indicator At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows nine stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and six stocks closing with lower offers. The PE ratio of the market ended at 14.4, while the Main Market ended at 14.6 times 2020/21 earnings.
In Main Market trading, Barita Investments lost $1, closing at $53 with an exchange of 14,539 shares, Berger Paints added 50 cents trading 5,309 units to end at $14.50, Caribbean Cement climbed $3.95 to $42.95, with 169,098 shares crossing the exchange. Eppley traded at $15, after rising $2.50 and transferring 6,222 units, First Rock Capital gained 95 cents to finish at $10.50, in swapping 14,181 shares, Grace Kennedy picked up 60 cents to close at $57.60, with 17,231 shares changing hands. Jamaica Broilers closed with a loss of $1, transferring 138,933 shares to end at $32, Jamaica Producers fell by $2.31 to $18.70 after trading 35,872 shares, Jamaica Stock Exchange shed 50 cents to close at $22.50, with an exchange of 40,317 shares. JMMB Group closed 54 cents lower to $38, in swapping 171,356 shares, NCB Financial Group declined to $150.25, with a loss of $4.74 and trading 36,785 stock units. Proven Investments added 90 cents to finish at $37.50, with 11,664 units crossing the exchange, Scotia Group climbed $1.49 to $47.99 in transferring 18,664 units, Seprod closed 50 cents higher at $48, in exchanging 25,496 shares. Stanley Motta gained 80 cents in swapping 200 units and finished at $5.80, Supreme Ventures picked up 43 cents to end at $14, with 17,488 units changing hands, Sygnus Credit Investments closed at $18.90, with gains of $1.87 trading 12,280 stock units and Wisynco Group rose 60 cents to $13.90, with a transfer of 1,360,292 shares.

Prices of securities trading are those for the day’s last transaction unless otherwise stated.

Junior Market rapidly clawing back March losses

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange enjoyed another day of outstanding gains in the market index of 69.27 points to close at 2,463.20 in trading on Thursday, the fifth day of substantial gains in a row, lifting the index 369 points since last week Friday.
Thursday gains reduced the market losses for the year, from a high of 39.3 percent in March to 26.5 percent presently. At the close of market activities, prices of 16 securities advanced, eight declined and ten remained unchanged with 34 securities changing hands. Trading resulted in an exchange of 13,283,703 units for $24,888,541 compared to 7,297,716 units at $17,298,654 on Wednesday. The average PE ratio of the Junior Market ended at 9.1 based on 2020/21 earnings.
Trading ended with an average of 390,697 units at $732,016 for each security traded, in contrast to 208,506 units for an average of $494,247 on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 298,258 units valued at $611,409, which is higher than the average in March of 226,230 units, valued at $542,563 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows seven stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Cargo Handlers declined 32 cents in trading of 1,100 units at $5.38, Caribbean Assurance Brokers rose 1 cent in trading 196,792 shares to close at $2.01, Caribbean Flavours shed 50 cents trading of 139 units at $10, Consolidated Bakeries ended with an exchange of 10,000 shares, after rising 6 cents to end at $1.38. Derrimon Trading closed 7 cents higher at $1.90, exchanging 10,100 stock units, Elite Diagnostic climbed 57 cents and closed at $3.87, with 27,924 stock units changing hands, Everything Fresh ended trading with 6,009 shares, after rising 19 cents to end at 84 cents. Fontana gained 20 cents to end at $5.50 with 163,657 shares crossing the exchange, Fosrich traded of 6,000 shares, after rising 32 cents to end at $2.90, General Accident ended with a loss of 1 cent at $5.71 with 2,100 stock units changing hands. Indies Pharma ended market activity after 22,547 shares changed hands to close at $2.40 after falling 5 cents. Iron Rock Insurance closed 50 cents higher at $3, trading 18,308 stock units, Jetcon Corporation fell 11 cents in trading of 187,000 units at 99 cents, Knutsford Express closed with 5,874 shares crossing the market after rising 55 cents to end at $9.20. Lasco Distributors close with a loss of 2 cents at $2.98, swapping of 26,344 shares, Lasco Financial closed with 5,700 units crossing the market to gain 22 cents and end at $3.22, Lasco Manufacturing ended 10 cents higher at $3.60, in trading 80,700 stock units. Limners and Bards climbed 28 cents and exchanged 61,233 shares at $2.18, Lumber Depot added 1 cent and swapped 3,106,285 shares at $1.20, MailPac rose 14 cents in trading 8,397,683 shares to close at $1.90. Main Event closed 90 cents higher at $5, with 9,729 stock units trading, Medical Disposables ended with a loss of 5 cents at $6.50, after swapping 157,053 shares. Paramount Trading closed 8 cents higher at $1.98, with 85,812 stock units trading, SSL Venture fell 19 cents in trading of 1,000 units to close at a 52 weeks’ low of 85 cents and Stationery and Office Supplies closed with a loss of 11 cents at $6.89 after 7,200 shares changed hands.

Prices of securities trading are those for the day’s last transaction unless otherwise stated.

JSE US dollar market jumps over 3%

The Jamaica Stock Exchange, US dollar market, rose by 3.2 percent with the market index climbing 6.44 points to close at 208.70, with the year to date decline being 7.7 percent. At the close of trading, the PE ratio of the market was an average of 14.5 times 2020 earnings.
Market activity resulted in five securities changing hands, accounting for 651,114 units traded with a value of US$36,182, in contrast to 486,504 units for US$42,388 on Wednesday.
In trading activity, First Rock Capital rose by 0.9 of a cent to end at 9 US cents, after 4,100 stock units crossed the exchange, Proven Investments exchanged 114,693 shares at 26 US cents, Sterling Investments rose half a cent to 2.5 US cents after trading 10,000 units. Sygnus Credit Investments climbed 4.5 cents higher to 16.5 US cents in swapping 1,000 units and Trans Jamaican Highway in accounting for 80 percent of the day’s volume ended with an exchange of 521,321 shares at 1.07 US cents.

Prices of securities trading are those for the day’s last transaction unless otherwise stated.

Moderate changes to TTSE – Thursday

The recent sharp decline of the Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange in March and on Wednesday, slowed sharply on Thursday, with reduced trading activity as the market closed with eleven securities trading of which the prices of two rose and five declined, while four remained unchanged.
The volume of stocks passing through the market fell to 259,334 shares valued at $6,560,430 compared to 314,207 shares for $6,827,361 on Wednesday.
At the end of trading, the T&T Composite Index declined marginally by 2.29 points to 1,271.15. The All T&T Index gained just 0.57 points to end at 1,708.47 while the Cross Listed Index slipped 0.71 points to end at 112.73.
IC bid-offer Indicator The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator ended with the bids of three stocks higher than their last selling prices and five with lower offers.
Gainers│ Calypso Macro Index Fund gained $2 trading 3,030 stock units and closed at $16 and Massy Holdings climbed $3 to $48, with 87,890 shares changing hands.
Losers│ First Citizens shed 25 cents to end at $38.01, in exchanging 17,442 units, NCB Financial lost 1 cent transferring 68,446 shares and closed at a 52 weeks’ low of $7.25, Republic Financial Holdings ended at $141.48, with a loss of 1 cent in swapping 650 stock units. Trinidad & Tobago NGL shed 25 cents to close at $18.75, after exchanging 27,043 units and Unilever Caribbean fell by 10 cents to a 52 weeks’ low of $18.90, with 589 stock units crossing the market.
Firm Trades│ Clico Investments ended at $21.50, after transferring 18,609 units, Guardian Holdings traded 7,280 stock units at $17.93, JMMB Group closed at $2, with 25,000 shares crossing the market and Scotiabank exchanged 3,355 units at $55.

Prices of securities trading are those for the day’s last transaction unless otherwise stated.

Junior Market recovery gains grounds

The Jamaica Stock Exchange Junior Market Index surged 89.79 points to close at 2,393.93 as trading ended on Wednesday with 35 securities changing hands, 13 securities advanced, 12 declined and ten remained unchanged. resulting in an exchange of 7,297,716 units valued at $17,298,654 compared to 14,255,673 units valued at $34,934,660 on Tuesday.
Trading ended with an average of 208,506 units for an average of $494,247 in contrast to 431,990 units for an average of $1,058,626 on Tuesday. In contrast, March closed with an average of 226,230 units valued at $542,563 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows ten stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and there were none with lower offers.
The average PE ratio of the Junior Market ended at 8.8, based on 2020/21 earnings
At the close of the market, Access Financial ended market activity exchanging 4,238 shares to close at $23 after falling $3, Caribbean Assurance Brokers lost 11 cents in trading 283,523 shares to close at $2,  Caribbean Cream ended with 30,529 shares changing hands, after rising 1 cent to end at $2.81. Consolidated Bakeries ended market activity, exchanging 45,100 shares to close at $1.32 after falling 3 cents,  Dolphin Cove gained $1.25 to end at $7.75, trading 150 stock units, Derrimon Trading shed 2 cents with ownership of 118,857 units being switched and closed at $1.83, Everything Fresh shed 12 cents in trading of 65,000 units at 65 cents. Fontana closed 31 cents higher at $5.30, with 874,689 stock units crossing the exchange, Fosrich declined 31 cents in trading of 50,250 units at $2.58,  Honey Bun close market activity with a loss of 50 cents in ending at $6, after 68,861 shares changed hands. iCreate closed 2 cents higher at 53 cents, with 8,542 stock units trading.  Iron Rock Insurance fell 50 cents in trading of 5,100 units at $2.50, ISP Finance climbed $2.50 to settle at $16 with 104 shares changing hands, Lasco Distributors closed trading of 47,412 units and gained 2 cents to end at $3. Lasco Financial closed trading of 81,600 units and gained 5 cents to end at $3, Lasco Manufacturing closed trading of 80,689 units and gained 32 cents to end at $3.50, Limners and Bards fell 38 cents in trading of 177,041 units at $1.90, Lumber Depot ended trading with 811,825 shares, after rising 1 cent to end at $1.19. MailPac ended with 3,203,608 stock units changing hands, after rising 7 cents to end at $1.76, Main Event lost 42 cents in exchanging 10,093 shares to close at $4.10, Medical Disposables closed trading of 3,325 units and gained 4 cents to end at $6.55. Paramount Trading fell 4 cents to close at $1.90, after swapping 19,724 shares, SSL Venture closed 4 cents higher at $1.04, with 11,490 stock units crossing the exchange and Stationery and Office Supplies gained $1.30 to end at $7, trading 11,190 shares.
In the junior market preference segment, Derrimon Trading declined by 15 cents to settle at $1.65 after an exchange of 14,600 units.

Prices of securities trading are those for the day’s last transaction unless otherwise stated.