Trading jumps on Junior Market

Trading picked up sharply on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange Wednesday, with the volume of stocks traded rising 122 percent and the value 147 percent more than on Tuesday, following trading in 45 securities versus 44 on Tuesday and ending with 27 rising, 14 declining and four closing unchanged.
A total of 57,697,192 shares were exchanged for $175,364,563 compared to 26,003,630 units at $71,056,138 on Tuesday. Trading averaged 1,282,160 shares at $3,896,990 versus 590,992 shares at $1,614,912 on Tuesday with the month to date, averaging 407,186 units at $1,330,946 compared to 363,535 units at $1,202,929 on the previous trading day. July closed with an average of 512,709 units at $2,574,304.
Fosrich led trading with 22.41 million shares for 38.8 percent of total volume, followed by Mailpac Group with 20.46 million units for 35.5 percent of the day’s trade, Dolla Financial with 3.33 million units for 5.8 percent market share, Spur Tree Spices with 3.16 million units for 5.5 percent market share, JFP Limited with 1.84 million units for 3.2 percent market share and Tropical Battery with 1.29 million units for 2.2 percent market share.
The Junior Market Index dipped 2.10 points at the close to 4,168.05, slightly lower than the July close of 4202.31 points. The PE Ratio, a measure of computing appropriate stock values, averages 13.2. 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 five with lower offers.
At the close, Access Financial shed 76 cents in ending at $24.50, trading 6,600 shares, AMG Packaging advanced 18 cents to $3.99 while exchanging 1,205 stocks, Blue Power popped 39 cents to close at $3.49 after a transfer of 50 stock units. CAC 2000 dropped $1.39 to $6 with a transfer of 114,355 units, Cargo Handlers rose 20 cents in closing at $14.70 after 9,347 shares crossed the market, Consolidated Bakeries rallied 40 cents to $2.20 with an exchange of 505,799 units. Everything Fresh increased 13 cents to end at $2 in trading 352,589 stocks, Fontana fell 28 cents to $9.06 in exchanging 113,984 stock units, Honey Bun dipped 62 cents to close at $7.50 after exchanging 17,291 shares. Indies Pharma climbed 30 cents in closing at $3.40, with 57,567 stocks clearing the market, JFP Limited gained 13 cents to close at $1.70, with 1,843,624 stock units changing hands, Lasco Manufacturing increased 11 cents to $4.40 in switching ownership of 28,965 units. Mailpac Group gained 11 cents to end at $2.60 with investors transferring 20,460,464 units, Main Event climbed 19 cents in closing at $7 after trading 3,790 stock units, Paramount Trading popped 21 cents in ending at $2.03 with the swapping of 4,896 shares and Tropical Battery rallied 18 cents to end at $2.80 after exchanging 1,287,520 stocks.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Trading surges on Junior Market

Trading surged on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Tuesday, with the volume of stocks traded rising 140 percent and the value 105 percent more than on Monday after 44 securities traded versus 45 on Monday, ending with prices of 22 rising, 15 declining and seven closing unchanged.
A total of 26,003,630 shares were exchanged for $71,056,138 up from 10,844,740 units at $34,617,754 on Monday. Trading averaged 590,992 shares at $1,614,912 compared to 240,994 shares at $769,283 on Monday, with the month to date, averaging 363,535 units at $1,202,929 compared to 351,870 units at $1,181,801 on the previous trading day. July closed with an average of 512,709 units at $2,574,304.
Derrimon Trading led trading with 13.85 million shares for 53.3 percent of total volume, followed by Mailpac Group with 3.63 million units for 14 percent of the day’s trade, EduFocal ended with 2.60 million units for 10 percent market share, Dolla Financial closed trading with 1.49 million units for 5.7 percent of the market and Fosrich traded 1.12 million units for 4.3 percent market share.
At the close, the Junior Market Index rose 9.03 points to settle at 4,170.15. The PE Ratio, a measure of computing appropriate stock values, averages 13. The PE ratios of Junior Market stocks incorporate ICInsider.com  projected earnings for companies with financial year end that falls between November this year and August 2023.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows two stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and one stock with a lower offer.
At the close, Access Financial shed $1.69 to end at $25.26 with a transfer of 1,140 shares, Blue Power lost 42 cents in closing at $3.10 after exchanging 2,241 stock units, CAC 2000 rose $1.19 to close at $7.39, with 100 stocks clearing the market. Cargo Handlers gained 50 cents to end at $14.50 in exchanging 10,000 units, Caribbean Flavours advanced 20 cents to $1.90 in trading 103,818 stock units, Consolidated Bakeries declined 51 cents to $1.80 after a transfer of 316,234 stocks. Dolphin Cove increased 43 cents in ending at $14.93 with an exchange of 239,315 units, EduFocal dipped 10 cents to $2.60 in exchanging 2,597,482 shares, Express Catering fell 19 cents in closing at $5.75, with 6,560 units crossing the exchange. Fontana rallied 36 cents to close at $9.34 while exchanging 116,720 shares, Future Energy Source climbed 19 cents in closing at $5.54 after trading at 508,180 stock units, JFP Limited popped 12 cents to $1.57 and closed with an exchange of 369,116 stocks. Knutsford Express dropped 14 cents In ending at $6.86 after trading 1,778 shares, Lumber Depot popped 18 cents to close at $2.99 in an exchange of 19,443 stocks, Mailpac Group rallied 23 cents to end at $2.49, with 3,631,869 units crossing the market. MFS Capital Partners dipped 49 cents to $3.40 with 249,570 stock units changing hands, Paramount Trading fell 21 cents to close at $1.82 with investors transferring 470 shares, Spur Tree Spices rose 17 cents to $3.93 with the swapping of 96,217 stocks. Stationery and Office Supplies increased 65 cents in closing at $15.95 as investors exchanged 11,436 stock units and tTech gained 20 cents to end at $3.23, with 286 units changing hands.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Trading pulls back for Junior Market

Trading closed on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange Monday, with the volume and value of stocks traded declining modestly below that on Friday with an exchange of 45 securities versus 44 on the previous day and ended with prices of 21 rising, 20 declining and four closing unchanged.
A sum of 10,844,740 shares were traded for $34,617,754 compared to 11,228,856 units at $38,807,870 on Friday. Trading averaged 240,994 shares at $769,283 on Monday compared to 255,201 shares at $881,997 on Friday, with month to date, averaging 351,870 units at $1,181,801 compared to 358,007 units at $1,204,634 on the previous trading day. July closed with an average of 512,709 units at $2,574,304.
Mailpac Group led trading with 2.16 million shares for 19.9 percent of total volume, followed by Fosrich with 1.56 million units for 14.4 percent of the day’s trade and Dolla Financial with 1.28 million units for 11.8 percent market share.
At the close, the Junior Market Index dipped 7.26 points to 4,161.12.
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 four stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and three with lower offers.
At the close, AMG Packaging dropped 18 cents to $3.81, with 10,798 shares changing hands, Blue Power gained 32 cents to end at $3.52 in trading 256 stock units, CAC 2000 dived $2.05 to close at $6.20 in trading 55 units. Caribbean Assurance Brokers climbed 15 cents to $2.65 after 5,269 stocks crossed the exchange, Caribbean Cream declined 37 cents in closing at $3.88 while exchanging 17,569 shares, Consolidated Bakeries popped 32 cents to a 52 weeks’ closing high of $2.31 after trading 341,603 units. Dolphin Cove gained $1 to end at $14.50 after exchanging 114,990 stocks, Express Catering rallied 34 cents to $5.94 with the swapping of 2,928 stock units, Fontana lost 27 cents in closing at $8.98 after a transfer of 200,507 stock units. Future Energy Source fell 25 cents to $5.35 in an exchange of 835,887 units, General Accident shed 85 cents to end at $5 as investors exchanged 165,751 shares, iCreate fell 10 cents to $4.20, with 151,415 stocks clearing the market. Jamaican Teas rose 13 cents in closing at $2.71, with 249,442 stocks crossing the market, KLE Group advanced 27 cents to $2.07 with an exchange of 405 units, Knutsford Express rallied 16 cents to close at $7 with investors transferring 3,716 shares. Lasco Manufacturing lost 25 cents in ending at $4.30, trading 10,683 stock units, Medical Disposables popped 20 cents to close at $5.80, with 21,944 stock units crossing the market, MFS Capital Partners declined 11 cents in closing at $3.89 after exchanging 195,362 stocks. Stationery and Office Supplies dipped 65 cents to $15.30 in switching ownership of 2,839 shares and Tropical Battery climbed 11 cents to end at $2.70 with a transfer of 414,804 units.
In the preference segmentCAC 2000 9.5% preference share rose 18 cents to close at $1.18 in exchanging 1,972 stocks.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Big bounce for Junior Market on Friday

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Slightly more shares were traded at the close of the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Friday, but the value fell 10 percent lower than trading on Thursday after 44 securities were traded versus 43 on Thursday prices of 17 rose, 15 declined and 12 closed unchanged.
A total of 11,228,856 shares were traded for $38,807,870 versus 10,883,378 units at $43,051,001 on Thursday. Trading averaged 255,201 shares at $881,997 compared to 253,102 shares at $1,001,186 on Thursday, with the month to date, averaging 358,007 units at $1,204,634 compared to 363,890 units at $1,223,095 on the previous trading day. July closed with an average of 512,709 units at $2,574,304.
MFS Capital Partners led trading with 4.14 million shares for 36.9 percent of total volume followed by Dolla Financial with 1.53 million units for 13.6 percent of the day’s trade and JFP Limited with 1.16 million units for 10.3 percent market share.
At the close, the Junior Market Index climbed 74.23 points to settle at 4,168.38. 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 four stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close, AMG Packaging climbed 21 cents to $3.99, after trading 59,740 shares, Caribbean Assurance Brokers dipped 10 cents to close at $2.50 with a transfer of 33,998 units, Consolidated Bakeries rose 22 cents in closing at a 52 weeks’ high of $1.99 with investors transferring 606,817 stock units. Dolphin Cove lost 40 cents to end at $13.50 after 134,745 stocks crossed the market, Elite Diagnostic rallied 10 cents to $3.42 with an exchange of 14,026 shares, Everything Fresh fell 10 cents to close at $1.89 after a transfer of 53,120 stock units. Express Catering increased 10 cents to $5.60 in exchanging 315,642 units, Fontana popped 30 cents to $9.25 in an exchange of 14,127 stocks, Honey Bun advanced 18 cents to end at $8.11 with 14,502 units clearing the market. iCreate gained 10 cents in closing at $4.30 in trading 315,215 stock units, Iron Rock Insurance advanced 28 cents in closing at $3, with three stocks changing hands, KLE Group dropped 30 cents to close at $1.80 while exchanging 41 shares. Lasco Manufacturing gained 27 cents to $4.55, with 2,030 shares changing hands, Limners and Bards increased 30 cents to $3.05 in switching ownership of 204,946 stocks, Medical Disposables declined 27 cents to $5.60 trading 5,311 stock units. MFS Capital Partners shed 10 cents in closing at $4 after exchanging 4,140,761 units and Stationery and Office Supplies popped $1.30 to $15.95 with an exchange of 7,726 shares.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Junior Market may have bottomed

Trading closed on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Thursday, with the volume and the value of stocks traded rising 69 percent and 79 percent, respectively, above the outcome on Wednesday with 43 securities trading versus 41 on Wednesday and ended with 22 rising,13 declining and eight ended unchanged, leading the Junior Market Index to rally 3.73 points to close at 4,094.15. 
A total of 10,883,378 shares were exchanged for $43,051,001, compared to 6,431,868 units at $24,069,213 on Wednesday. Trading averaged 253,102 shares at $1,001,186 compared to 156,875 shares at $587,054 on Wednesday, with the month to date, averaging 363,890 units at $1,223,095 compared to 370,451 units at $1,236,238 on the previous trading day. July closed with an average of 512,709 units at $2,574,304.
MFS Capital Partners led trading with 5.14 million shares for 47.2 percent of total volume, followed by Future Energy Source with 2.10 million units for 19.3 percent of the day’s trade and Dolla Financial with 397,024 units for 3.6 percent market share.
The PE Ratio, a measure of computing appropriate stock values, averages 12.7. The PE ratios of Junior Market stocks incorporate ICInsider.com projected earnings for companies with financial year end that falls between November this year and August 2023.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows four stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close, AMG Packaging lost 22 cents to close at $3.78 after exchanging 32,899 shares, Cargo Handlers dropped 50 cents to end at $14, with 1,360 stock units crossing the market, Caribbean Cream climbed 40 cents in closing at $4.25 after 87 stocks changed hands. Consolidated Bakeries popped 23 cents to close at $1.77 after transferring 41,622 units, Derrimon Trading rose 11 cents after ending at $2.34, with 42,284 stock units changing hands, Dolphin Cove climbed 60 cents to $13.90 in trading 2,073 units. EduFocal gained 20 cents to end at $2.60, with 104,653 stocks clearing the market, General Accident advanced 10 cents in ending at $5.80 with investors transferring 72,678 shares, Honey Bun rallied 75 cents to close at $7.93 with a transfer of 34,847 units. Indies Pharma advanced 31 cents in closing at $3.18 with an exchange of 2,103 stocks, Jamaican Teas dipped 38 cents in closing at $2.51 while exchanging 387,400 stock units, Medical Disposables shed 75 cents to end at $5.87 in trading 622 shares. MFS Capital Partners rallied 10 cents to $4.10 after exchanging 5,135,918 shares, Spur Tree Spices rose 12 cents to close at $3.85 with 159,791 stock units changing hands and Stationery and Office Supplies climbed 55 cents in ending at $14.65 as investors exchanged 20,401 units.
In the preference segmentCAC 2000 9.5% preference share declined 20 cents to $1 with an exchange of 156 stocks.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Junior Market weakens

Starved of funds tied up in the OneonOne IPO issue, the Jamaica Stock Exchange continues to struggle with the Junior Market closing down on Wednesday and the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator flashing negative signs, with the volume and value of stocks traded declining 24 percent 14 percent, respectively, compared to Tuesday.
Investors ended trading 41 securities versus 42 on Tuesday and finished with 13 rising, 21 declining and seven closing unchanged, while one stock traded at a 52 weeks’ high and one at a one year low.
Investors traded 6,431,868 shares for $24,069,213 down from 8,431,893 units at $28,060,749 on Tuesday. Trading averaged 156,875 shares at $587,054 versus 200,759 shares at $668,113 on Tuesday with the month to date, averaging 370,451 units at $1,236,238 compared to 383,235 units at $1,275,094 on Tuesday the previous trading day. July closed with an average of 512,709 units at $2,574,304.
Future Energy Source led trading with 1.49 million shares for 23.1 percent of total volume, followed by Dolla Financial with 1.38 million units for 21.5 percent of the day’s trade and Everything Fresh with 701,381 units for 10.9 percent market share.
At the close, the Junior Market Index dropped 29.23 points to 4,090.42. 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 seven with lower offers.
At the close, AMG Packaging rose 34 cents to $4, finishing at 11 shares, CAC 2000 gained $1.70 after ending at $8.25 in trading 63 stock units, Caribbean Cream fell 10 cents to close at a 52 weeks’ low of $3.85, with 16,553 stocks units changing hands. Dolphin Cove dipped 65 cents in closing at $13.30 with a transfer of 158,429 units, EduFocal lost 20 cents to end at $2.40 after an exchange of 62,812 stocks, Everything Fresh popped 18 cents in closing at a 52 weeks’ high of $1.96, with 701,381 stock units crossing the exchange. Express Catering advanced 29 cents to $5.50 after 6,500 units changed hands, Fosrich declined 12 cents to close at $3.53 with investors transferring 265,001 shares, Honey Bun shed 92 cents to end at $7.18 as investors exchanged 5,718 units. Indies Pharma dropped 33 cents in ending at $2.87 after trading 6,705 shares, Iron Rock Insurance declined 27 cents to end at $2.73 in trading 1,117 stock units, Knutsford Express dipped 19 cents to $6.75 in exchanging 3,228 stocks. Main Event fell 97 cents to close at $6.80 in switching ownership of 20,708 units, Medical Disposables lost 28 cents in ending at $6.62 with an exchange of 244 stocks, MFS Capital Partners dipped 16 cents in closing at $4 after exchanging 117,585 shares. Paramount Trading rallied 14 cents to close at $1.94 with the swapping of 3,065 stock units and Stationery and Office Supplies shed $2 to $14.10 after transferring 15,743 stock units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Junior Market trading climbs

Trading closed on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange Tuesday, with the volume and the value of stocks exchanged rising marginally more than on Monday even as 42 securities traded down from 44 on Monday and ended with 16 rising, 18 declining and eight unchanged, with Everything Fresh closing at a record high.
A total of 8,431,893 shares were traded for $28,060,749 compared to 8,102,411 units at $24,915,028 on Monday. Trading averaged 200,759 shares at $668,113 from 184,146 shares at $566,251 on Monday, with the month to date, averaging 383,235 units at $1,275,094 down from 395,154 units at $1,314,742 on the previous trading day. July closed with an average of 512,709 units at $2,574,304. At the close, the Junior Market Index dipped 3.86 points to 4,119.65.
Jamaican Teas led trading with 2.19 million shares for 25.9 percent of total volume followed by Dolla Financial with 1.17 million units for 13.8 percent of the day’s trade and Lasco Manufacturing with 988,487 units for 11.7 percent market share.
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 five stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and three with lower offers.
At the close, Access Financial lost 47 cents to end at $27 after exchanging 2,302 shares, Blue Power climbed 20 cents in closing at $3.20 with the swapping of 785 units, CAC 2000 advanced 50 cents after ending at $6.55 and trading 3,080 stocks. Derrimon Trading declined 18 cents to $2.14 in switching ownership of 441,890 stock units, EduFocal dipped 10 cents to close at $2.60 after exchanging 159,084 stocks, Everything Fresh gained 12 cents in ending at a record closing high of $1.78 after trading 155,141 shares. Express Catering dropped 29 cents after ending at $5.21 in an exchange of 10,165 stock units, Fontana shed 25 cents to end at $9 while exchanging 67,997 units, General Accident fell 19 cents to close at $5.70 after a transfer of 1,015 stocks. Honey Bun increased 10 cents to $8.10, with 1,215 shares crossing the market, Indies Pharma rose 20 cents in closing at $3.20, with 79,862 stock units changing hands, Lasco Distributors rallied 10 cents to $3.10 after 7,169 units crossed the market. Lasco Manufacturing popped 11 cents to $4.27, with 988,487 stock units changing hands, Limners and Bards dipped 13 cents to close at $2.72 in exchanging 20,827 stocks, Lumber Depot declined 22 cents to end at $2.81 with investors transferring 40,827 units. MFS Capital Partners rallied 46 cents to $4.16 with a transfer of 146,976 shares, Spur Tree Spices fell 20 cents in closing at $3.75 after trading 442,143 units, Stationery and Office Supplies shed $1.28 to close at $16.10 with 17,136 stock units changing hands and Tropical Battery dropped 15 cents to end at $2.60 as investors exchanged 32,803 shares.
In the preference segmentCAC 2000 9.5% preference share climbed 26 cents to $1.16, with 450 stocks crossing the exchange.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Junior Market rises on reduced trading

Trading closed on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange Monday, with the volume of stocks traded declining 16 percent from trading on Friday, with a 16 percent lower value with 44 securities changing hands similar to Friday and ended with 19 rising, 17 declining and eight closing unchanged.
A total of 8,102,411 shares were exchanged for $24,915,028 from 9,619,389 units at $29,679,783 on Friday. Trading averaged 184,146 shares at $566,251, compared to 218,622 stock units at $674,541 on Friday with month to date, averaging 395,154 units at $1,314,742 compared to 410,654 units at $1,369,723 on the previous trading day. July closed with an average of 512,709 units at $2,574,304. Dolla Financial led trading with 2.39 million shares for 29.5 percent of total volume followed by JFP Limited with 1.03 million units for 12.7 percent of the day’s trade and Fosrich with 973,391 units for 12 percent market share.
At the close, the Junior Market Index increased 22.70 points to 4,123.51.
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 ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close, Blue Power fell 20 cents to $3, with 8,734 shares changing hands, Cargo Handlers climbed 50 cents to end at $14.50 in an exchange of 10,301 units, Dolphin Cove rallied 35 cents in closing at $14 with investors transferring 2,312 stock units. EduFocal dropped 13 cents to $2.70 after 222,615 stocks crossed the market, Elite Diagnostic gained 11 cents to close at $3.43 with an exchange of 40,021 shares, Fosrich increased 11 cents in closing at $3.69 after exchanging 973,391 stocks. Honey Bun dipped 10 cents to close at $8 in trading 903 units, iCreate declined 16 cents to end at $4.01 with a transfer of 319,853 stock units, Iron Rock Insurance advanced 29 cents in ending at $3 while exchanging 1,659 stock units. Jamaican Teas rose 30 cents to $2.80 in trading 209,005 units, Limners and Bards popped 13 cents to end at $2.85, with 151,856 stocks crossing the market, Main Event rallied 70 cents in closing at $7.71 after swapping of 384 shares. Medical Disposables climbed $1.19 after ending at $6.90 and exchanging 11,500 stock units, MFS Capital Partners shed 34 cents to $3.70 and closed with 63,982 stocks changing hands, Spur Tree Spices rose 15 cents to $3.95 after trading 107,149 units. Stationery and Office Supplies lost 62 cents to end at $17.38 after finishing the trading of 20,601 shares and tTech declined 28 cents to $3.02 in switching ownership of 8,000 shares.
In the preference segmentCAC 2000 9.5% preference share lost 15 cents in closing at 90 cents, with 95,176 stock units clearing the market.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Consolidated visits ICTOP10

Consolidated Bakeries moves into ICTOP10 this week at a time when the local stock market was starved of funds tied up in the One on One IPO that came to the market on August 12 and helped the JSE markets to pull back in the past week, with several stocks suffering declines, but increased interest rates erroneously pushed by Bank of Jamaica seems to be a contributory factor as well.
The disclosure that Dolla Financial corresponded with Access Financial to explore merger talks, put new life into the former TOP10 stock, with increased buying in the stock this past week. Trading picked up with 115,359 units being exchanged during the week, up from 38,162 units the previous week, with the stock moving from $25 at the end of last week to $27.50 this past week.
ICTOP10 movers this past week are General Accident jumping 16 percent to $5.80. In comparison, CAC 2000 dropped 21 percent to $6.05, Medical Disposables slipped 18 percent lower at $5.71, Dolphin Cove with a decline of 8 percent to $13.65 and Caribbean Cream down 5 percent to $3.88.
The Main Market ended the week with Productive Business Solutions jumping 15 percent to US$1.15 while VM Investments popped 6 percent to $5.50, but Berger Paints lost 14 percent to $10.23 after posting six months results without second quarter numbers that would show reduced second quarter profits compared to the first quarter.
The Junior Market ICTOP10 welcomed Consolidated Bakeries, with projected earnings per share of 22 cents, with the company appearing to be breaking the old practice of limited revenue growth and small profits. See the latest profile of the company with full reporting and its prospects for the current year. General Accident says goodbye to the ICTOP10 following the recovery in the price. There were no changes in the Main market. 
The average PE for the JSE Main Market TOP 10 is 6.2, well below the market average of 13.8, while the Junior Market Top 10 PE sits at 5.8 versus the market at 12.7. The Junior Market is projected to rise by 260 percent and the Main Market TOP10 is projected to gain an average of 246 percent each to May 2023.
ICTOP10 focuses on likely yearly winners, accordingly, the list includes some of the best companies in the market but not always. ICInsider.com ranks stocks based on projected earnings to highlight winners from the rest, allowing investors to focus on potential winning stocks and helping to remove emotions in selecting stocks for investments that often result in costly mistakes.
IC TOP10 stocks are likely to deliver the best returns up to the end of May 2023 and are ranked in order of potential gains, computed using projected earnings for the current fiscal year. Expected values will change as stock prices fluctuate, resulting in weekly movements in and out of the lists. Revisions to earnings are ongoing, based on receipt of new information.

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More decline for Junior Market

Trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed on Friday, with the volume and the value of stocks traded declining 18 percent from Thursday’s outturn, resulting in an exchange of 44 securities versus 43 on Thursday and ending with prices of 14 rising, 23 falling and seven closing unchanged, with the Junior Market Index slipping 32.13 points to 4,100.81.
A total of 9,619,389 shares were traded for $29,679,783 down from 11,732,727 units at $36,312,222 on Thursday. Trading averaged 218,622 shares at $674,541 compared to 272,854 shares at $844,470 on Thursday with month to date, averaging 410,654 units at $1,369,723 compared to 425,878 units at $1,424,836 on the preceding trading day. July closed with an average of 512,709 units at $2,574,304.
Jamaican Teas led trading with 2.13 million shares for 22.1 percent of total volume, followed by Dolla Financial with 1.67 million units for 17.4 percent of the day’s trade and Spur Tree Spices with 938,414 units for 9.8 percent market share.
The PE Ratio, a measure of computing appropriate stock values, averages 12.7. The PE ratios of Junior Market stocks incorporate ICInsider.com projected earnings for companies with financial year end that falls between November this year and August 2023.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows two stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and one with a lower offer.
At the close, Access Financial declined 50 cents to end at $27.50, with 22,096 shares clearing the market, Blue Power dipped 55 cents to $3.20 in transferring 3,290 stocks, CAC 2000 dropped 94 cents to $6.05 after trading 4,483 units. Caribbean Assurance Brokers lost 10 cents to close at $2.72, with 91,217 stock units crossing the market, Caribbean Cream fell 41 cents to $3.88 in trading 82,455 units, Dolphin Cove shed 36 cents in closing at $13.65 after exchanging 16,813 stock units. Elite Diagnostic dropped 12 cents to close at $3.32 after trading 1,200 shares, Everything Fresh advanced 18 cents to end at $1.68, with 313,440 stock units traded, Fontana declined 65 cents to $9.20 with investors transferring 15,869 units. General Accident gained 60 cents to $5.80 in an exchange of 1,960 stocks, Indies Pharma lost 13 cents to end at $2.95 in exchanging 51,559 stock units, Iron Rock Insurance dipped 29 cents to close at $2.71, with 1,000 shares crossing the exchange. Jamaican Teas shed 25 cents to end at $2.50 after the transfer of 2,128,486 shares, KLE Group rallied 19 cents in closing at $2.04 while exchanging ten units, Lasco Distributors climbed 12 cents to $3 with the swapping of 867,211 stocks. Lasco Financial popped 14 cents in closing at $2.85 as investors exchanged 194,769 stock units, Main Event fell 89 cents in ending at $7.01, with 6,993 stocks changing hands, Medical Disposables fell 98 cents to end at $5.71 after 6,119 units crossed the market and Stationery and Office Supplies rose 50 cents to close at $18 in switching ownership of 2,501 shares.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.