Losses for Junior Market stocks

The market Index dropped 46.69 points to 3,913.28 at the close of trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange Wednesday after declining stocks beat out those rising by a solid margin, following a 44 percent jump in the volume of stocks traded after the value climbed 31 percent over Tuesday following trading activity took place in 42 securities versus 46 on Tuesday and ended with prices of 15 rising, 23 declining and four unchanged.
A total of 11,745,381 shares were traded for $29,354,951 compared to 8,136,775 units at $22,350,006 on Tuesday.
Trading averaged 279,652 shares at $698,927 compared with 176,886 units at $485,870 on Tuesday, with a month to date average of 180,494 units at $467,720 versus 165,183 stock units at $432,019 on the previous day. December closed with an average of 333,420 units at $925,533.
Consolidated Bakeries led trading with 2.88 million shares for 24.5 percent of total volume followed by MFS Capital Partners with 1.23 million units for 10.5 percent of the day’s trade, JFP Ltd ended with 1.19 million stocks for 10.1 percent of trading, Fosrich with 1.04 million units for 8.8 percent of the market and Lasco Distributors with 1.01 million units for 8.6 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 the financial year ending that fall between November 2022 and August 2023.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows three stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and five with lower offers.
At the close, Access Financial advanced $2.18 to $24.19 with a transfer of 2,063 shares, AMG Packaging lost 10 cents in closing at $3.20 in exchanging 45,510 units, Blue Power shed 47 cents to end at $2.52 with 2,696 stock units crossing the exchange. Cargo Handlers rallied $2.25 to $13.80 trading 15,225 stocks, Caribbean Assurance Brokers gained 11 cents to close at $2.01 after transferring 21,525 shares, Derrimon Trading popped 11 cents in closing at $2.21 with an exchange of 83,388 units. Dolphin Cove advanced $1.40 to close at $14.89 in switching ownership of 27,468 stock units, EduFocal rose 26 cents to finish at $2.49 as investors swapped 505,110 stocks, Fontana lost 10 cents to end at $8.90 trading 78,999 shares. Honey Bun dipped 57 cents to $7.20 with 6,881 stock units changing hands, iCreate lost 13 cents to close at $1.71 with investors transferring 195,374 units, Indies Pharma shed 19 cents to $2.80 in switching ownership of 39,084 stocks. Lasco Distributors dipped 17 cents to end at $2.63, with 1,005,283 stocks crossing the market, Lasco Manufacturing shed 30 cents in ending at $4 after 86,092 stock units were exchanged, Main Event popped 70 cents in closing at $9.30 after a transfer of 49,183 shares. MFS Capital Partners lost 14 cents to end at $3 after an exchange of 1,233,975 units, Paramount Trading gained 28 cents in ending at $1.98 after a mere one stock unit changed hands, Stationery and Office Supplies advanced 84 cents to $15.99 with 114 stock units clearing the market and tTech rallied 35 cents to close at $2.66 with the swapping of 187 units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Junior Market makes big jump

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange made a solid gain on Tuesday that almost brought it back on level terms with the yearend close following a 43 percent rise in the volume of stocks traded after the value passing through the market jumped 66 percent over Monday trades with trading taking place in 46 securities versus 47 on Monday and ended with 20 rising, 18 declining and eight closing unchanged.
A total of 8,136,775 shares were traded for $22,350,006, up from 5,698,340 units at $13,425,978 on Monday.
Trading averaged 176,886 shares at $485,870 compared to 121,241 units at $285,659 on Monday with the month to date averaging 165,183 units at $432,019 compared to 162,801 stock units at $421,058. December closed with an average of 333,420 units at $925,533.
MFS Capital Partners led trading with 2.23 million shares for 27.4 percent of total volume followed by Dolla Financial with 1.24 million units for 15.3 percent of the day’s trade and Regency Petroleum with 868,173 units for 10.7 percent market share.
At the close, the Junior Market Index jumped 56.12 points to close at 3,959.97.
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 the financial year ending that fall between November 2022 and August 2023.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows three stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and six with lower offers.
At the close, AMG Packaging gained 42 cents ending at $3.30 in trading 31,975 shares, Caribbean Assurance Brokers lost 26 cents to close at $1.90 with the swapping of 301,331 stock units, Caribbean Cream popped 66 cents to close at $4.65 as investors exchanged 42,188 stocks. Consolidated Bakeries lost 28 cents to finish at $1.96 in transferring 70,490 units, EduFocal rose 13 cents to $2.23 after an exchange of 199,042 stock units, Fontana popped 15 cents to end at $9 with investors transferring 26,731 stocks. Future Energy Source gained 10 cents in closing at $5 after trading 153,501 units, Honey Bun rose 57 cents to $7.77 with a transfer of 1,466 shares, iCreate rallied 14 cents to end at $1.84 with the swapping of 171,714 shares. ISP Finance jumped $7 to $25 in switching ownership of 19,364 units, Jamaican Teas popped 11 cents to $2.63 trading 118,793 stocks, Mailpac Group dipped 12 cents to t $2.03 after 23,735 stock units passed through the market. Main Event rallied 15 cents in closing at $8.60 in exchanging 4,530 shares, Medical Disposables gained 59 cents to finish at $5.23 with 368 units changing hands, MFS Capital Partners advanced 25 cents to $3.14 in exchanging 2,230,775 stocks. ONE on ONE Educational dropped 9 cents to $1.25 after clearing the market with 448,728 stock units, Paramount Trading shed 10 cents to close at $1.70 in switching ownership of 5,012 stocks and Regency Petroleum rose 8 cents in closing at $1.58 trading 868,173 units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Junior Market trading slips Monday

Junior Market trading closed on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Monday with a slight dip in the volume of stocks traded after a 17 percent fall in the value compared with Friday from 47 the trading of securities up from 43 on Friday and ending with prices of 18 rising, 19 declining and 10 closing unchanged.
A total of 5,698,340 shares were traded for $13,425,978 versus 5,955,194 units at $16,230,602 on Friday.
Trading averaged 121,241 shares at $285,659 versus 138,493 units at $377,456 on Friday with the month to date averaging 162,801 units at $421,058 compared to 173,713 stock units at $456,610. Trading in December ended with an average of 333,420 units at $925,533.
JFP Ltd led trading with 1.35 million shares for 23.7 percent of total volume followed by ONE on ONE Educational with 759,824 units for 13.3 percent of the day’s trade and Tropical Battery with 668,478 units for 11.7 percent market share.
At the close, the Junior Market Index advanced a mere 3.07 points to 3,903.85.
The PE Ratio, a measure of computing appropriate stock values, averages 12.6. The PE ratios of the Junior Market incorporate ICInsider.com projected earnings for the financial year ending between November 2022 and August 2023.
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 $3 to $22 in exchange of 74 shares, AMG Packaging lost 17 cents after ending at $2.88 with a transfer of 1,266 stocks, Cargo Handlers shed $1.04 in closing at $11.55 after the trading of 503 units. Consolidated Bakeries gained 24 cents to end at $2.24 with the swapping of 17,597 stock units, Derrimon Trading lost 22 cents to close at $2.12 with 183,574 stock units changing hands, Dolphin Cove declined 57 cents to finish at $13.53 in switching ownership of 12,796 shares. EduFocal lost 10 cents to end at $2.10 in transferring 1,172 stocks, Fosrich gained 9 cents to close at $3.90 with the swapping of 255,068 units,General Accident fell 31 cents to $4.60 with investors switching ownership of 34,050 stock units. Honey Bun declined 31 cents to $7.20 after 9,398 shares passed through the market, iCreate dipped 18 cents to $1.70 with 228,400 units crossing the market, Indies Pharma shed 20 cents in closing at $3 after trading 18,144 stocks. ISP Finance gained 51 cents in ending at $18 after an exchange of 2,570 units, Knutsford Express rallied 49 cents to finish at $9.44 with 8,373 shares changing hands, Lasco Distributors rose 17 cents to close at $2.80 as investors exchanged 55,844 stock units. Lasco Manufacturing popped 32 cents to $4.29 with the transfer of 567 stocks, Main Event fell 55 cents to $8.45 trading 12,425 shares, Medical Disposables dropped 64 cents to end at $4.64 after exchanging 61 units. MFS Capital Partners gained 9 cents to close at $2.89 with the swapping of 241,252 stocks, ONE on ONE Educational popped 9 cents to $1.34 in an exchange of 759,824 stock units, Paramount Trading gained 27 cents in closing at $1.80 with a transfer of 8,021 shares. Spur Tree Spices dipped 7 cents to $3.02 in transferring 60,697 units, Stationery and Office Supplies dropped 85 cents to end at $15.15 with 2,672 stocks changing hands and tTech lost 45 cents to close at $2.30 after an exchange of 160 stock units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Trading and index dips on Junior Market

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The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed Friday, with the Market Index falling 20.07 points to 3,900.78, with a 16 percent decline in the volume of stocks traded having an 11 percent lower value than on Thursday after trading in 43 securities versus 4 on Thursday and ended with 23 rising, 14 declining and six closing unchanged.
A total of 5,955,194 shares were traded for $16,230,602 compared to 7,085,346 units at $18,259,575 on Thursday.
Trading averaged 138,493 shares at $377,456 compared to 157,452 units at $405,768 on Thursday, with the month to date, averaging 173,713 units at $456,610 compared with 184,849 stock units at $481,636 on the previous day. December closed with an average of 333,420 units at $925,533.
MFS Capital Partners led trading with 1.89 million shares for 31.7 percent of total volume followed by Regency Petroleum with 884,185 units for 14.8 percent of the day’s trade and Dolla Financial, with 847,223 units for 14.2 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 the financial year that fall 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 four with lower offers.
At the close, Access Financial popped 58 cents to end at $25 as investors traded 186 shares, Caribbean Flavours dropped 10 cents to $1.72 with investors transferring 58,191 stocks, Consolidated Bakeries advanced 15 cents in ending at $2 and closed with 86,561 stock units changing hands. Derrimon Trading increased 22 cents to close at $2.34, with 29,609 units crossing the market, Dolla Financial dipped 10 cents in closing at $2.96 after the trading of 847,223 units, EduFocal rallied 12 cents to close at $2.20 in an exchange of 44,258 shares. Fontana lost 17 cents to end at $8.83 in switching ownership of 40,855 stock units, Fosrich fell 19 cents to $3.81, with 267,672 stocks changing hands, Honey Bun climbed 21 cents in ending at $7.51 with a transfer of 2,602 shares. iCreate gained 11 cents in closing at $1.88 trading 77,886 stocks, Iron Rock Insurance rose 37 cents to close at $2.35 as 264 stock units passed through the market, Lumber Depot increased 21 cents to end at $2.61 with an exchange of 160,503 units. Main Event popped 41 cents to $9, with 52,523 stocks crossing the market, MFS Capital Partners shed 14 cents in ending at $2.80 after exchanging 1,885,589 units, Paramount Trading declined 10 cents in closing at $1.53 while exchanging 31,032 shares. Stationery and Office Supplies dropped 50 cents to end at $16 in trading 6,075 stock units and tTech climbed 20 cents in closing at $2.75 after an exchange of 2,761 stocks.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

First daily gain for Junior Market in 2023

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed on Thursday with the Market Index gaining 19.61 points to end at 3,920.85 after trading levels fell with the volume of stocks traded declining 35 percent with a 32 percent drop in the value compared with that on Wednesday following trading in 45 securities up slightly from 44 on Wednesday and ended with 23 rising, 15 declining and seven closing unchanged.
A total of 7,085,346 shares were traded for $18,259,575 compared with 10,975,198 units at $26,988,194 on Wednesday.
Trading averaged 157,452 shares at $405,768 down from 249,436 units at $613,368 on Wednesday, with the month to date averaging 184,849 units at $481,636 compared with 198,397 stock units at $519,153 on the previous day. December closed with an average of 333,420 units at $925,533.
Dolla Financial led trading with 1.26 million shares for 17.8 percent of total volume followed by Tropical Battery with 1.01 million units for 14.3 percent of the day’s trade and ONE on ONE Educational with 943,103 units for 13.3 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 the financial year that fall 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 one stock with a lower offer.
At the close, AMG Packaging gained 19 cents to close at $3.01 in an exchange of 52 shares, CAC 2000 climbed $1.73 to $8.48 after a mere 13 stock units crossed the exchange, Caribbean Flavours advanced 10 cents in closing at $1.82 in an exchange of 31 units. Dolla Financial popped 19 cents to $3.06 with the swapping of 1,264,717 stocks, Dolphin Cove rose 10 cents to end at $14.10, with 17,316 units crossing the market, EduFocal fell 12 cents to $2.08 with a transfer of 178,521 stocks. Express Catering dipped 10 cents to $5.20 after an exchange of 20,181 shares, Future Energy Source lost 19 cents in ending at $4.92 as investors exchanged 326,338 stock units, General Accident dipped 17 cents to close at $4.90 in switching ownership of 100 stocks. Honey Bun rallied 10 cents to end at $7.30 after exchanging 11,486 units, iCreate gained 27 cents to $1.77 with an exchange of 466,481 stock units, Indies Pharma climbed 50 cents in closing at $3.25 as 12,306 shares passed through the market. KLE Group declined 28 cents to end at $1.71, with 641 units clearing the market, Knutsford Express increased 75 cents to $8.95, with 6,090 stocks crossing the market, Lasco Manufacturing shed 30 cents to close at $4 after a transfer of 53,088 shares. Limners and Bards popped 24 cents in closing at $2.67, with 35,572 stock units changing hands, Lumber Depot gained 10 cents to end at $2.40 with investors transferring 33,816 stocks, Main Event rose $1.59 to close at $8.59 trading 44,554 stock units. MFS Capital Partners advanced 13 cents to $2.94 after trading 154,025 shares, Paramount Trading dipped 17 cents to $1.63 in exchanging 9,322 units and Spur Tree Spices rallied 13 cents to $3.13 in trading 151,160 stocks.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Junior Market down for a second day

Trading closed on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange Wednesday with a 55 percent rise in the volume of stocks traded with 33 percent more funds passing through the market than on Tuesday with trading in 44 securities versus 47 on Tuesday and ended with 13 rising, 21 declining and 10 closing unchanged.
At the close, the Junior Market Index declined 47.01 points to finish at 3,901.24.
A total of 10,975,198 shares were exchanged for $26,988,194 up from 7,078,901 units at $20,254,759 on Tuesday.
Trading averaged 249,436 shares at $613,368 versus 150,615 units at $430,952 on Tuesday with the month to date, averaging 198,397 units at $519,153. December closed with an average of 333,420 units at $925,533.
iCreate led trading with 3.23 million shares for 29.5 percent of total volume followed by ONE on ONE Educational with 1.56 million units for 14.2 percent of the day’s trade and Regency Petroleum with 1.03 million units for 9.4 percent market share.
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 the financial year that fall 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 gained $2.50 in closing at $24.50 in trading a mere 58 shares, but supply seems to be declining and buying interest is low. AMG Packaging popped 16 cents to end at $2.82 with the swapping of 14,008 stocks, Caribbean Assurance Brokers increased 26 cents to $2.14 after a transfer of 16,900 stock units. Caribbean Cream rose 12 cents to close at $3.98 and closed with just 160 units trading, Caribbean Flavours lost 10 cents in ending at $1.72 after trading 50 shares, Consolidated Bakeries climbed 15 cents in closing at $1.85 with an exchange of 3,187 stock units. Dolphin Cove dropped 88 cents to end at $14 in switching ownership of 148,681 stocks, Express Catering declined 10 cents to $5.30 after an exchange of 500 units, Fosrich shed 24 cents to close at $3.99 after investors finished trading 511,652 units. iCreate dipped 43 cents to $1.50 in an exchange of 3,234,540 stocks, Indies Pharma fell 25 cents to $2.75, with 12,528 stock units passing through the market, Iron Rock Insurance declined 37 cents ending at $1.98 after 4,000 shares crossed the market. Jamaican Teas fell 10 cents to close at $2.50, with 437,300 shares crossing the market, Knutsford Express advanced 20 cents to end at $8.20 while exchanging 1,815 units, Lasco Manufacturing rallied 36 cents in closing at $4.30, with 14,263 stocks crossing the exchange. Limners and Bards dropped 33 cents to close at $2.43 as investors exchanged 30,090 stock units,  Lumber Depot shed 39 cents in closing at $2.30, with 323,510 stock units changing hands, Main Event dipped $1.99 to end at $7 after an exchange of 216,945 units. Paramount Trading fell 10 cents to $1.80 with a transfer of 14,333 shares and tTech popped 33 cents to end at $2.53 with investors transferring 33,000 stocks.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Junior Market declines into 2023

Stocks slipped to open up the new year on a losing note when the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed trading on Tuesday, with investors displaying restraint in chasing or exchanging stocks as the volume of stocks traded declined 68 percent with 70 percent less value than on Friday after all, but one security traded amounting to 47 up from 43 on Friday and ended with 14 rising, 26 declining and seven closing unchanged.
A total of 7,078,901 shares were traded for $20,254,759 down from 22,282,537 units at $68,002,755 on Friday.
Trading averaged 150,615 shares at $430,952 compared to 518,199 units at $1,581,459 on Friday. December closed with an average of 333,420  units at $925,533.
Regency Petroleum led trading with 1.64 million shares for 23.1 percent of total volume followed by Fosrich with 824,214 units for 11.6 percent of the day’s trade and ONE on ONE Educational with 682,021 units for 9.6 percent market share.
At the close, the Junior Market Index lost 38.19 points to settle at 3,948.25.
The PE Ratio, a measure used in computing appropriate stock values, averages 12.6. The PE ratios of Junior Market stocks incorporate ICInsider.com projected earnings for the financial year ending that fall 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, Access Financial dropped $4 to $22, with 661 shares changing hands, AMG Packaging fell 39 cents to close at $2.66, with 4,897 stock units crossing the market, CAC 2000 shed $1.73 in ending at $6.75 in an exchange of 8 units. Caribbean Assurance Brokers dropped 28 cents to $1.88 after a transfer of 228,886 stocks, Caribbean Cream lost 14 cents to end at $3.86 trading 1,023 stocks, Consolidated Bakeries dipped 10 cents to $1.70 with an exchange of 1,176 stock units. Derrimon Trading fell 14 cents to $2.11 with the swapping of 254,671 units, Dolphin Cove popped $1.88 to close at $14.88 in trading 16,694 shares, Express Catering climbed 20 cents in closing at $5.40 after 22,124 stock units passed through the market. Future Energy Source dipped 30 cents to end at $5.20 with an exchange of458,046 shares, General Accident gained 66 cents to end at $5.07 as investors exchanged 110,279 stocks, Honey Bun declined 79 cents to close at $7.20 after exchanging 7,733 units. iCreate advanced 26 cents to $1.93 in switching ownership of 103,986 shares, Indies Pharma dropped 52 cents to $3, with 7,327 stock units crossing the market, JFP Ltd lost 10 cents in closing at $1.67 while exchanging 204,535 stocks. Knutsford Express shed 70 cents to close at $8, with 5,886 units clearing the market, Lasco Distributors rallied 10 cents in closing at $2.60 after exchanging 186,868 units, Medical Disposables rose 48 cents to end at $5.28 with investors transferring 385 shares. Spur Tree Spices shed 46 cents to $3.04 with an exchange of 57,994 stocks,

Stationery and Office Supplies dropped 65 cents to end at $16.50 after finishing trading of 129,446 stock units, Tropical Battery increased 15 cents to close at $2.45 with a transfer of 607,278 stocks and tTech declined 30 cents in closing at a 52 weeks’ low of $2.20 after exchanging 31,563 stock units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Junior Market gains 16% for 2022

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed out the year on Friday, with the market Index jumping 74.89 points to 3,986.44 a gain of 16.3 percent for the year, well off the high of for the year at 4,582 points on May 9 and down on the 29.7 percent gain in 2021.
The volume of stocks traded rose 190 percent and the value 242 percent more than on Thursday, with 43 securities trading similar to trading on Thursday and ended with 24 rising, 12 declining and seven closing unchanged.
A total of 22,282,537 shares were traded for $68,002,755 compared with 7,682,786 units at $19,874,370 on Thursday.
Trading averaged 518,199 shares at $1,581,459, up from 178,669 units at $462,195 on Thursday, with the month to date averaging 333,420 units at $925,572 compared to 323,550 stock units at $890,537 on the previous day. November closed with an average of 259,893 units at $711,335.
Future Energy Source led trading with 3.28 million shares for 14.7 percent of total volume, followed by recently listed Regency Petroleum with 2.95 million units for 13.2 percent of the day’s trade. JFP Ltd ended with 2.74 million units for 12.3 percent of the days’ trade, Spur Tree Spices chipped in with 2.18 million units for 9.8 percent of stocks traded, ONE on ONE Educational ended with 1.94 million units for 8.7 percent market share and Indies Pharma traded 1.66 million units for 7.5 percent of the market.
The PE Ratio, a measure of computing appropriate stock values, averages 12.9. The PE ratios of Junior Market stocks incorporate ICInsider.com projected earnings for the financial year endings 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 none with a lower offer.
At the close, Access Financial rallied $1 to $26 with investors transferring 83,505 shares, AMG Packaging advanced 55 cents in closing at $3.05, with 10,145 stocks crossing the market, Cargo Handlers gained 14 cents to close at $12.60 after an exchange of 16,268 units. Consolidated Bakeries rose 10 cents to $1.80 as investors traded 78,110 stocks, Derrimon Trading popped 14 cents in ending at $2.25, with 164,074 shares changing hands, Dolphin Cove dropped $1.98 to $13, with 30,797 units crossing the exchange. Express Catering increased 15 cents to close at $5.20 after 194,582 stocks changed hands, Fontana declined 10 cents to $9 after transferring 145,394 stock units, Fosrich climbed 20 cents to end at $4.20 with the swapping of 1,600,481 stocks. Future Energy Source rose 27 cents in closing at $5.50 with an exchange of 3,284,910 stock units, iCreate fell 27 cents to close at $1.67 in trading 1,155,460 shares, Indies Pharma advanced 39 cents to $3.52 in switching ownership of 1,660,483 units. JFP Ltd increased 14 cents to $1.77 with 2,744,750 shares crossing the market, Lasco Distributors shed 10 cents in closing at $2.50 after 68,844 stock units were exchanged, Limners and Bards gained 12 cents to end at $2.79 trading 677,370 units. Medical Disposables climbed 24 cents in closing at $4.80 with a transfer of 4,450 stocks, MFS Capital Partners popped 24 cents to close at $2.84 in an exchange of 487,333 shares, Paramount Trading rallied 14 cents in ending at $1.99 100,000 stock units passed through the market. Regency Petroleum popped 21 cents to $1.69 in exchanging 2,951,679 units, Spur Tree Spices advanced 31 cents to end at $3.50 with 2,183,725 stocks clearing the market, Stationery and Office Supplies climbed $1.16 to $17.15 while exchanging 113,854 shares and tTech dropped 40 cents to end at $2.50 after an exchange of 12,802 stocks.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Junior Market year end bounce

In trading on Thursday, the Junior Market Index climbed 30.17 points to 3,911.55, with prices of 23 stocks rising, 14 declining and six closing unchanged, resulting from trading in 43 securities compared to 44 on Wednesday at the close of the Jamaica Stock Exchange, with the volume of stocks traded declining 18 percent with a 13 percent lower value than on Wednesday.
A total of 7,682,786 shares were traded for $19,874,370 compared with 9,386,191 units at $22,930,537 on Wednesday.
Trading averaged 178,669 shares at $462,195 versus 213,323 units at $521,149 on Wednesday. Trading month to date, averaged 323,550 stocks at $890,537 compared with 331,726 stock units at $914,708 on the previous day. November closed with an average of 259,893 units at $711,335.
ONE on ONE Educational led trading with 1.57 million shares for 20.4 percent of total volume followed by Regency Petroleum with 1.57 million units for 20.4 percent of the day’s trade and MFS Capital Partners with 1.13 million units for 14.6 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 the financial year endings 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, Blue Power gained 38 cents to close at $3.12 after an exchange of 135,069 shares, after the stock traded at an intraday 52 weeks’ low of $2.45, Caribbean Cream climbed 60 cents in closing at $4 with an exchange of 6,450 stock units, Caribbean Flavours rose 17 cents to $1.86, with 15,429 stocks crossing the market.Consolidated Bakeries dropped 14 cents after ending at $1.70 with a transfer of 1,667 units, Dolphin Cove dipped 18 cents to end at $14.98 as 35,129 stock units passed through the market, Honey Bun rallied 58 cents to close at $8 after a transfer of 102,937 stocks. Indies Pharma increased 28 cents to $3.13 in trading 147,409 units, JFP Ltd advanced 15 cents to end at $1.63 with the swapping of 232,505 shares, Knutsford Express shed 14 cents in closing at $8.75 trading 23,000 stock units. Lasco Manufacturing lost 25 cents in ending at $3.95, with 25,720 stocks clearing the market, Lumber Depot popped 19 cents to $2.64 with 85,500 shares changing hands, Main Event declined 31 cents to $8.99 trading 8,962 units. Medical Disposables fell 39 cents to end at $4.56 in switching ownership of 7,807 stock units, MFS Capital Partners dipped 39 cents in closing at $2.60 with investors transferring 1,125,444 shares, ONE on ONE Educational gained 16 cents to close at $1.27, with 1,569,187 stocks crossing the exchange. Spur Tree Spices popped 17 cents in ending at $3.19 in an exchange of 564,547 units, Stationery and Office Supplies increased 24 cents to close at $15.99 after exchanging 8,232 stocks, Tropical Battery rose 18 cents to $2.35, with 150,734 units changing hands and tTech rallied 25 cents in closing at $2.90 after an exchange of 10,411 stock units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Juniors dip first day trading after Christmas

Trading closed on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange Wednesday, with rising stocks edging out those declining but the market Index dipped 26.97 points to 3,881.38, with a 74 percent drop in the volume of stocks traded at a 77 percent lower value than last Friday after 44 securities changed hands versus 46 on Friday and ended with prices of 20 rising, 18 declining and six closing unchanged.
Blue Power, Lasco Distributors and Lasco Financial Services traded at 52 weeks’ intraday low.
A total of 9,386,191 shares were traded for $22,930,537 compared to 36,083,718 units at $101,351,606 on Friday.
Trading averaged 213,323 shares at $521,149 compared with 784,429 units at $2,203,361 on Friday. Trading for the month to date averages 331,726 units at $914,708 compared with 338,982 stock units at $938,826 on the previous trading day. Trading in November averaged 259,893 units at $711,335.
Regency Petroleum led trading with 2.54 million shares for 27 percent of total volume followed by ONE on ONE Educational with 2.32 million units for 24.8 percent of the day’s trade and Fosrich with 632,583 units for 6.7 percent market share.
The PE Ratio, a measure of computing appropriate stock values, averages 12.5. The PE ratios of Junior Market stocks are based on ICInsider.com projected earnings for the financial year endings that falls between November this year and August 2023.
The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows five stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and none with a lower offer.
At the close, AMG Packaging dipped 46 cents to close at $2.50 as investors transferred 24,922 shares, Blue Power dropped 24 cents to end at $2.74 as 1,588 units passed through the market after the price hit an intraday 52 weeks’ low of $2.53, Caribbean Assurance Brokers rose 20 cents in closing at $2.18 after 6,140 stock units crossed the market. Caribbean Flavours lost 11 cents in ending at $1.69 after 1,002 stocks changed hands, Consolidated Bakeries popped 14 cents to $1.84 in exchanging just one share, Dolla Financial shed 13 cents to close at $2.82 with the swapping of 540,840 stock units. Dolphin Cove increased 38 cents to $15.16 after trading 210,424 units, Elite Diagnostic gained 14 cents to end at $3.20 after a transfer of 10,005 stocks, Express Catering rallied 15 cents in closing at $5.05 after an exchange of 5,910 shares. General Accident declined 55 cents to $4.45, with 473 stocks crossing the market, Honey Bun advanced 21 cents to end at $7.42 in an exchange of 18,747 stock units, Indies Pharma climbed 25 cents to $2.85 with a transfer of 3,140 units. Knutsford Express fell 11 cents to $8.89 in switching ownership of 60 stock units, Limners and Bards rallied 13 cents in closing at $2.64 as investors exchanged 2,000 shares, Main Event shed 65 cents to close at $9.30, with 21,767 units changing hands.  MFS Capital Partners declined 11 cents to end at $2.99 in exchanging 88,987 stock units, Regency Petroleum climbed 10 cents to $1.50 in trading 2,536,498 units and Stationery and Office Supplies increased 78 cents to $15.75 after an exchange of 28,914 shares.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.