Buoyant Junior Market

Trading closed on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange Thursday, with the volume of stocks traded declining 15 percent with a 20 percent lower value than on Wednesday resulting from 41 trading of securities versus 43 on Wednesday and ended with 21 rising, 16 declining and four closing unchanged.
A total of 17,734,945 shares were traded for $68,426,190 compared to 20,778,103 units at $85,799,358 on Wednesday.
The day’s trading averaged 432,560 shares at $1,668,931 compared to 483,212 stocks at $1,995,334 on Wednesday, with the month to date, averaging 471,994 units at $1,571,412 in line with the 473,842 stock units at $1,566,843 on the previous day. August closed with an average of 407,186 units at $1,330,946.
Future Energy Source led trading with 5.34 million shares for 30.1 percent of total volume, followed by Jamaican Teas with 4.83 million units for 27.2 percent of the day’s trade, Dolla Financial closed with 1.40 million units for 7.9 percent market share, Fosrich accounted for 1.26 million units or 7.1 percent of traded shares and ONE on ONE Educational with 1.07 million units for 6 percent if the market.
At the close, the Junior Market Index rose 10.66 points to settle at 4,193.43. Consolidated Bakeries traded at a 52 weeks’ high in closing at $2.91.
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 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 one with a lower offer.
At the close, AMG Packaging rose 33 cents to $3.89 with a transfer of 6,579 shares, Blue Power gained 10 cents to close at $3.23 in switching owners of 545 units, Cargo Handlers dipped $2.89 to $11.11 after finishing trading of 2,500 stock units. Dolphin Cove advanced $1.39 to end at $14.49 with investors transferring 9,991 stocks, EduFocal popped 28 cents in closing at $2.65 after an exchange of 133,064 units, Elite Diagnostic climbed 17 cents in closing at $3.50 after 13,732 stock units changed hands. Express Catering increased 19 cents to $5.60 in exchanging 119,573 stocks, General Accident lost 75 cents in ending at $5 and trading 5,000 shares, Honey Bun dropped 36 cents to close at $7.90, with 143,821 shares crossing the market. iCreate declined 20 cents to end at $2.80 with an exchange of 440,985 stock units, Jamaican Teas rallied 24 cents to close at $2.95 after a transfer of 4,827,665 stocks, Knutsford Express advanced 15 cents to end at $7.40 in trading 4,508 units. Spur Tree Spices rose 16 cents to $3.46, with 797,951 units clearing the market, Stationery and Office Supplies popped 45 cents in closing at $16.10 while exchanging 8,000 stock units and tTech gained 39 cents to $2.99 after an exchange of a mere one share.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Junior Market rises on increased trading

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange attracted 29 percent more money on Tuesday than Monday, with the volume of stocks traded rising moderately after 46 securities changed hands versus 45 on Monday and ended with prices of 24 rising, 17 declining and five closing unchanged.
A total of 11,719,807 shares were traded for $40,628,150, up from 11,121,148 units at $31,427,127 on Monday.
Trading averaged 254,778 shares at $883,221 against 247,137 units at $698,381 on Monday, with the month to date, averaging 473,358 units at $1,544,697 versus 486,150 units at $1,583,408 on the previous day. August closed with an average of 407,186 units at $1,330,946.
Future Energy Source led trading with 2.10 million shares for 17.9 percent of total volume followed by ONE on ONE Educational with 1.66 million units for 14.2 percent of the day’s trade, iCreate with 1.36 million units for 11.6 percent market share and EduFocal with 1.26 million units for 10.8 percent market share.
At the close, the Junior Market Index rallied 25.80 points to 4,133.76. The PE Ratio, a measure of computing appropriate stock values, averages 12.7. The PE ratios of Junior Market stocks incorporate ICInsider.com projected earnings for companies with financial year end that falls between November this year and August 2023.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows three stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and three with lower offers.
At the close, Access Financial popped $2.23 to end at $24.53, with 5 shares crossing the market, AMG Packaging gained 19 cents in closing at $3.80 with a transfer of 67,016 stocks, Cargo Handlers rallied $1.30 to $14 in switching ownership of 100 units. Caribbean Cream dipped 35 cents to $4.12 with the swapping of 1,478 stock units, Consolidated Bakeries fell 39 cents to close at $2.50 after a transfer of 42,419 stock units, Dolphin Cove dropped $2.22 in ending at $12.78 in an exchange of 198,324 units. EduFocal advanced 10 cents to close at $2.50, with 1,260,065 shares crossing the exchange, Elite Diagnostic climbed 23 cents to $3.54 after trading 7,011 stocks, Everything Fresh increased 19 to $1.70 as investors exchanged 40,428 stocks. Fontana rose 45 cents to end at $9.45, with 327,265 units changing hands, Fosrich rallied 28 cents to $4.04 and closed with an exchange of 805,812 stock units, Future Energy Source increased 46 cents to end at $5.56 while exchanging 2,098,558 shares. Honey Bun declined 25 cents in closing at $7.60 and finished with trading of 6,582 stock units, iCreate gained 36 cents to $2.89 trading 1,361,931 shares, Iron Rock Insurance climbed 40 cents to close at $2.50 in exchanging 20,047 units. ISP Finance lost $3.82 in closing at $19.18 after 5 stocks changed hands, Lasco Distributors shed 10 cents to end at $2.90 after exchanging 14,427 stock units, Lasco Financial rose 12 cents in ending at $2.83, with 89,887 units clearing the market. Lasco Manufacturing advanced 24 cents to close at $4.52 in trading 19,319 stocks, Mailpac Group popped 11 cents to $2.35 with an exchange of 17,258 shares, Main Event advanced $2.41 to close at $9 with investors transferring 127 stock units. Paramount Trading dropped 12 cents in closing at $1.81 after trading 180 stocks, Spur Tree Spices fell 12 cents to $3.35 in switching owners of 100,777 shares, Stationery and Office Supplies gained $1.55 to end at $16.75 with an exchange of 3,113 units and Tropical Battery lost 10 cents ending at $2.53 as investors exchanged 43,079 shares.
In the preference segmentCAC 2000 9.5% preference share increased 12 cents to close at $1.13 after 103 units crossed the market.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Junior Market trading drops

Trading closed on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange Friday, with a 50 percent fall in the volume of stocks traded and a 33 percent decline in the value compared to Thursday, after activity in  41 securities versus 42 on Thursday and ending with the prices of 20 rising, 16 declining and five closing unchanged.
A total of 10,149,669 shares were traded for $26,870,316 down from 20,300,179 units at $40,240,995 on Thursday.
Trading averaged 247,553 shares at $655,374 compared to 483,338 shares at $958,119 on Thursday, with the month to date, averaging 500,665 units at $1,637,154 compared to 515,490 units at $1,694,659 on the previous day. August closed with an average of 407,186 units at $1,330,946.
ONE on ONE Educational led trading with 2.16 million shares for 21.3 percent of total volume followed by iCreate with 1.95 million units for 19.2 percent of the day’s trade and Consolidated Bakeries with 1.06 million units for 10.4 percent market share.
At the close, the Junior Market Index lost 27.58 points to settle at 4,100.11.
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 three stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close, Access Financial increased 30 cents to $22.30 in trading 1,015 shares, AMG Packaging gained 31 cents to end at $3.81, with 153 units crossing the exchange, Caribbean Assurance Brokers rallied 30 cents to $2.60 with an exchange of 11,852 stocks. Caribbean Cream advanced 46 cents to $4.47, with 220 stock units crossing the market, Consolidated Bakeries climbed 45 cents in ending at a multiple-year closing high of $2.50 while exchanging 1,056,501 stock units, Elite Diagnostic declined 34 cents to close at $3.31 in a swapping of 92,279 stocks. Everything Fresh rose 20 cents in closing at $1.50 with investors transferring 158,580 units, Fontana popped 20 cents in ending at $9.45 after 80,927 shares crossed the market, Future Energy Source shed 28 cents to end at $5.01 with 241,453 stock units clearing the market. Honey Bun rose 49 cents to $8.27 after trading 6,714 units, iCreate fell 26 cents in closing at $2.21 with the swapping of 1,952,192 shares, Lasco Distributors lost 16 cents to end at $2.84 after exchanging 160,365 stocks. Lasco Manufacturing increased 19 cents to end at $4.30 in trading 22,650 units, Mailpac Group popped 15 cents in ending at $2.42 after exchanging 106,187 shares, Spur Tree Spices dipped 15 cents to close at $3.49 in an exchange of 497,012 stocks. Stationery and Office Supplies dropped $1.30 to end at $16.20 in switching ownership of 10,000 stock units and tTech rallied 45 cents to $3 as investors exchanged 254,811 stocks.
In the preference segmentCAC 2000 9.5% preference share shed 16 cents to close at $1.01, with 6,538 units changing hands.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Surge in Junior Market trading

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Trading jumped sharply on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Tuesday, with the value of stocks traded surging 238 percent and the volume of stocks traded rising 258 percent more than on Monday as 44 securities traded similar to Monday and ended with prices of eight rising, 22 declining and 14 closing unchanged.
A total of 30,532,879 shares were exchanged for $100,998,581 compared to 8,522,197 units at $29,844,012 on Monday.
Trading averaged 693,929 shares at $2,295,422 compared to 193,686 shares at $678,273&l on Monday with month to date, averaging 533,222 units at $1,797,825 compared to 520,860 units at $1,759,549 on the previous day. August closed with an average of 407,186 units at $1,330,946.
Spur Tree Spices led trading with 16.28 million shares for 53.3 percent of total volume followed by Tropical Battery with 8.15 million units for 26.7 percent of the day’s trade and ONE on ONE Educational with 1.24 million units for 4 percent market share.
At the close, the Junior Market Index 14.45 points to settle at 4,181.32. The PE Ratio, a measure of computing appropriate stock values, averages 12.6. The PE ratios of Junior Market stocks incorporate ICInsider.com earnings for companies with financial year end that falls between November this year and August 2023.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows 10 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and none with a lower offer.
At the close, Access Financial dropped 10 cents in ending at $20, with a transfer of 14,400 shares, Dolla Financial shed 18 cents to end at $3.15 in switching ownership of 909,780 stock units, EduFocal dipped 18 cents to $2.32 after a transfer of 231,415 stocks. Fontana fell 18 cents in closing at $9.30 after exchanging 130,220 units, General Accident declined 19 cents to $4.96 after 94,922 stocks changed hands, iCreate lost 24 cents to end at $3.16 and closed with trading of 733,672 units. Indies Pharma declined 10 cents to close at $2.98 in an exchange of 3,212 shares, KLE Group rallied 52 cents in closing at $2.10, with 11,085 stock units crossing the market, Lasco Distributors fell 16 cents to $2.95 as investors exchanged 103,444 stock units. Mailpac Group shed 29 cents in ending at $2.21 trading 46,200 shares, Main Event advanced 50 cents to $8.50, with 34,231 stocks crossing the market, MFS Capital Partners lost 10 cents to end at $3.10, with 351,531 units changing hands. Paramount Trading dropped 14 cents to $1.81 in exchanging 34,320 stocks, Spur Tree Spices dipped 22 cents to close at $3.51 after trading 16,279,503 stock units, Stationery and Office Supplies lost 93 cents in closing at $15.02 while exchanging 15,276 shares and Tropical Battery dropped 12 cents in ending at $2.55, with 8,152,443 units clearing the market.

Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Junior Market rises to close week

Trading levels fell sharply at the close of the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Friday, with the volume of stocks traded declining 52 percent and the value 65 percent lower than on Thursday with 45 securities trading versus 42 on Thursday, with prices of 25 rising, 17 declining and three closing unchanged.
Investors exchanged 11,654,778 shares for $33,767,360 compared to 24,272,292 units at $95,687,158 on Thursday.
Trading on Friday, averaged 258,995 shares at $750,386, down from 577,912 units $2,278,266 on Thursday, with a month to date average of 548,124 units at $1,849,655 versus 575,062 units at $1,952,071 on the previous day. August closed with an average of 407,186 units at $1,330,946.
Mailpac Group led trading with 3.61 million shares for 31 percent of total volume followed by ONE on ONE Educational with 2.83 million units for 24.3 percent of the day’s trade and Tropical Battery with 984,115 units for 8.4 percent market share.
At the close, the Junior Market Index increased 16.54 points to 4,205.91. The PE Ratio, a measure of computing appropriate stock values, averages 13.1. The PE ratios of Junior Market stocks incorporate ICInsider.com projected earnings for companies with financial year end that falls between November this year and August 2023.
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, Access Financial shed $1.99 to end at $20 trading 2,391 shares, Blue Power fell 25 cents to $3.50 after an exchange of 17,146 stock units, Cargo Handlers popped 70 cents to $14.40 after 838 units changed hands. Dolla Financial climbed 14 cents to close at $3.44 with a transfer of 356,793 shares, Dolphin Cove lost 19 cents in ending at $15 with an exchange of 31,274 stock units, Express Catering rallied 10 cents to $5.55 with 75,300 stocks changing hands. Fontana dipped 49 cents to $9.01 in switching ownership of 370,028 shares, Fosrich declined 15 cents to close at $4 after exchanging 531,233 units, Future Energy Source rose 11 cents to end at $5.30 after a transfer of 709,748 shares. Honey Bun dropped 13 cents to $7.97 in exchanging 5,950 shares, iCreate increased 41 cents to $3.60 with investors transferring 635,501 stocks, Iron Rock Insurance lost 48 cents to choose at $2.80 after 50,299 stock units crossed the market. ISP Finance gained 87 cents to end at $23 while exchanging two stock units, KLE Group advanced 27 cents in closing at $2.07 as investors exchanged 50 units, Knutsford Express popped 25 cents to close at $7.25 in an exchange of 61 shares, Limners and Bards rallied 10 cents ending at $2.85, with 35,850 stocks crossing the market, Main Event fell 79 cents in closing at $7.71, with 14,677 stock units changing hands, MFS Capital Partners increased 16 cents to close at $3.35 in exchanging 71,332 shares. Paramount Trading climbed 13 cents to end at $1.94 with the swapping of 8,000 units, Stationery and Office Supplies shed 30 cents to $16.20, with 2,935 stocks clearing the market and Tropical Battery advanced 10 cents to close at $2.70 after an exchange of 984,115 units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Increase Junior Market trading

Trading remained elevated on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Thursday, with a 38 percent rise in the volume of stocks traded with a value slightly more than on Wednesday following trading in 42 securities versus 43 on Wednesday and ended with 14 rising, 21 declining and seven closing unchanged.
A total of 24,272,292 shares were exchanged for $95,687,158 compared to 17,626,075 units at $93,831,857 on Wednesday. Trading averaged 577,912 shares at $2,278,266 up from 409,909 shares at $2,182,136 on Wednesday, and month to date an average of 575,062 units at $1,952,071 compared to 574,790 units at $1,921,005 on the previous day, well above August that closed with an average of 407,186 units at $1,330,946.
Express Catering led trading with 10.24 million shares for 42.2 percent of total volume followed by ONE on ONE Educational with 4.52 million units for 18.6 percent of the day’s trade, iCreate ended with 1.85 million units for 7.6 percent market share and Fosrich with 1.81 million units for 7.4 percent of the market.
At the close, the Junior Market Index fell 12.81 points to settle at 4,189.37.
The PE Ratio, a measure of computing appropriate stock values, averages 12.8. The PE ratios of Junior Market stocks incorporate ICInsider.com projected earnings for companies with financial year end that falls between November this year and August 2023.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows five stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and four with lower offers.
At the close, Access Financial gained 99 cents in ending at $21.99 after trading 476 shares, AMG Packaging dipped 10 cents to $3.85 with a transfer of 235 units, Cargo Handlers fell 80 cents to $13.70 with investors transferring 603 stock units. Caribbean Assurance Brokers lost 43 cents to end at $2.26 after 7,749 stocks changed hands, EduFocal popped 19 cents in closing at $2.49 after exchanging 76,733 units, Everything Fresh dipped 10 cents to $1.80, with 107,339 stock units crossing the exchange. Fontana rose 29 cents to $9.50 in trading 29,547 stocks, Fosrich fell 15 cents to $4.15 after exchanging 1,806,311 shares, Future Energy Source increased 31 cents to end at $5.19 as investors exchanged 543,327 stock units. Honey Bun shed 75 cents in ending at $8.10, with 8,535 shares changing hands, iCreate dipped 41 cents in closing at $3.19 in an exchange of 1,853,645 units, Indies Pharma lost 12 cents after ending at $2.98 with a transfer of 12,762 stocks. ISP Finance advanced $2.38 to close at $22.13, with 12 shares crossing the market, Jamaican Teas declined 31 cents to $2.59, with 304,759 stocks crossing the market, Limners and Bards shed 14 cents to end at $2.75 in exchanging 29,112 units. Lumber Depot dropped 12 cents to $2.88 with the swapping of 563,435 stock units, Main Event rallied $1.01 to $8.50 with an exchange of 286,037 shares following the release of impressive nine months results, MFS Capital Partners fell 33 cents in closing at $3.19 in switching ownership of 352,974 stocks and Stationery and Office Supplies climbed 39 cents to $16.50 after clearing the market with 6,088 stock units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Most Junior Market stocks rose

Junior Market trading closed on the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Monday, with the volume of stocks traded rising 10 percent more and the value 21 percent higher than on Friday with 47 securities trading versus 45 on Friday and ending with prices of 20 rising, 14 declining and 13 closing unchanged.
A total of 21,969,586 shares were exchanged for $68,081,567 up from 20,063,473 units at $56,261,266 on Friday.
Trading averaged 467,438 shares at $1,448,544 compared to 445,855 units at $1,250,250 on Friday, with the month to date, averaging 621,573 units at $2,002,392 versus 645,170 units at $2,087,184 on the previous trading day. August closed with an average of 407,186 units at $1,330,946.
ONE on ONE Educational led trading with 6.52 million shares for 29.7 percent of total volume followed by iCreate, 3.23 million units for 14.7 percent of the day’s trade, Jamaican Teas ended with 3.21 million units for 14.6 percent of the day‘s trade, Future Energy Source traded 2.11 million units for 9.6 percent market share, Fosrich closed with 1.90 million units for 8.7 percent of the market and Dolla Financial, with 1.30 million units for 5.9 percent market share.
At the close, the Junior Market Index declined 26.25 points to settle at 4,156.80.
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 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 dipped $2 to $20 after exchanging 37,838 shares, Cargo Handler popped 87 cents to $14.75 while exchanging 2,246 stocks, Caribbean Cream rose 67 cents to $4.67 in an exchange of 111 stock units. Consolidated Bakeries increased 25 cents to close at $2.25 with investors trading 57,276 units, Derrimon Trading rallied 7 cents to end at $2.27, with 72,644 units crossing the exchange, Dolla Financial declined 12 cents to $3.34 and closed after 1,296,994 shares changed hands, EduFocal climbed 13 cents to $2.41 in trading 423,199 stock units, Express Catering lost 27 cents after ending at $5.45 in exchanging 234,945 stocks, Fosrich advanced 15 cents in closing at $4.35 in trading 1,903,793 stocks. Indies Pharma gained 9 cents to end at $3.09 after exchanging 130,520 units, Jetcon Corporation rose 7 cents to close at $1.18 with the transfer of 3,067 stock units, KLE Group dropped 27 cents to $1.80, with 6,099 shares changing hands. Lumber Depot shed 10 cents to end at $2.90 with an exchange of 233,464 units, Main Event fell 98 cents to $5.52, with 30,948 stocks crossing the market, Medical Disposables rallied 10 cents in ending at $5.95 after a transfer of 6,021 stock units and MFS Capital Partners declined 40 cents in ending at $3.15 with the swapping of 200,025 shares.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

OneonOne the dominant stock

Trading jumped sharply at the close of the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange Tuesday, with the volume of stocks traded rising 117 percent and the value climbing 58 percent over Monday, with OneonOne Educational cornering 33 million shares after 44 securities were active versus 43 on Monday, resulting in prices of 19 rising, 14 declining and 11 closing unchanged.

Ricardo Allen CEO of One to One

A total of 45,397,558 shares were exchanged for $124,937,848 up from 20,936,329 units at $79,292,490 on Monday. Trading averaged 1,031,763 shares at $2,839,497 compared to 486,891 shares at $1,844,011 on Monday with the month to date, averaging 578,794 units at $2,062,220 compared to 425,481 units at $1,799,142 on the previous trading day. August closed with an average of 407,186 units at $1,330,946.
ONE on ONE  led trading with 33.15 million shares for 73 percent of total volume, followed by Dolla Financial with 4.37 million units for 9.6 percent of the day’s trade. Fosrich ended with 3.02 million units for 6.6 percent market share and MFS Capital Partners traded 1.24 million units for 2.7 percent of the day’s trade.
At the close, the Junior Market Index rallied 4.95 points to settle at 4,303.70 after OneonOne traded at a record closing high of $2.40 and Lasco Distributors traded at an intraday 52 weeks’ low of $2.81.
The PE Ratio, a measure of computing appropriate stock values, averages 13.3. The PE ratios of Junior Market stocks incorporate ICInsider.com projected earnings for companies with financial year end that falls between November this year and August 2023.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows four stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and one with a lower offer.
At the close, Access Financial dropped $4 to end at $21 after exchanging 747 shares, but coded with the bid at $22, AMG Packaging rose 35 cents in closing at $4 while exchanging 3,001 units, CAC 2000 added 89 cents to close at $6.89, with 6,008 stocks crossing the market. Caribbean Flavours increased 12 cents to $1.92 with the swapping of 246,201 stock units, Consolidated Bakeries advanced 15 cents in ending at $2.25 after exchanging 54,890 stock units, Dolla Financial gained 10 cents after ending at $3.55 in exchanging 4,369,384 units. Dolphin Cove dipped 18 cents in closing at $15 in trading 76,666 stocks, Elite Diagnostic popped 10 cents to $3.43 after a transfer of 956 shares, Everything Fresh rallied 22 cents to close at $1.95, with 229,950 stocks crossing the market. Express Catering climbed 14 cents to $5.74 with investors transferring 2,182 units, Jamaican Teas gained 14 cents to close at $2.65 with 41,044 shares changing hands, Limners and Bards lost 16 cents to end at $2.82 after trading 919 stock units. Lumber Depot climbed 25 cents to $3.09 in switching ownership of 129,075 shares, Main Event fell 76 cents in closing at $6.89, with 12,850 stock units clearing the market, MFS Capital Partners popped 25 cents to $4, with 1,241,816 stocks changing hands and Stationery and Office Supplies declined 93 cents to close at $17 with a transfer of 5,995 units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

ONE on ONE jumps 75% in 2 days

ONE on ONE Educational traded on the second day of listing with the price jumping 75 percent still leaving a bunch of orders left unfilled as trading closed on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange Friday, with the volume of stocks declining 15 percent and the value down 32 percent compared to Thursday, with 43 securities trading versus 44 on the immediately preceding day and ended prices of 16 rising 19 declining and eight closing unchanged.
At the close, the Junior Market Index popped sharply higher by 72.17 points to 4,216.53.
A total of 15,802,738 shares were exchanged for $62,557,377 compared to 18,573,484 units at $92,038,588 on Thursday. Trading averaged 367,506 shares at $1,454,823 compared to 422,125 shares at $2,091,786 on Thursday, with the month to date averaging 395,129 units at $1,776,965. August closed with an average of 407,186 units at $1,330,946.
Fosrich led trading with 5.19 million shares for 32.9 percent of total volume followed by Dolla Financial with 3.11 million units for 19.7 percent of the day’s trade and Future Energy Source with 971,347 units for 6.1 percent market share.
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 five stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close, Access Financial fell $1.79 to end at $23.51 with investors transferring 5,709 shares, AMG Packaging rose 18 cents to $3.99 in trading 5,497 units, Cargo Handlers climbed 30 cents to $12.35 after exchanging 100 stocks. Caribbean Cream gained 20 cents in closing at $4, with 6,989 stock units crossing the exchange, Caribbean Flavours dropped 10 cents to close at $1.81 trading 129,370 shares, Consolidated Bakeries lost 29 cents to close at $2.06 while exchanging 69,040 stocks. Dolla Financial rallied 14 cents in ending at $3.40 with a transfer of 3,107,896 stock units, Dolphin Cove popped $1 to end at $15, with 447,660 units changing hands, EduFocal declined 10 cents in closing at $2.51 in exchanging 890,225 stocks. Everything Fresh increased 45 cents to $1.95 in switching ownership of 153,099 stock units, Fosrich advanced 48 cents to $4.15 with 5,194,483 shares changing hands, General Accident dipped 20 cents to $5.35 as investors exchanged 165 units. Honey Bun shed 66 cents ending at $7.50 after a transfer of 43,329 shares, iCreate fell 11 cents to $4 with an exchange of 275,120 stocks, Indies Pharma shed 10 cents to close at $3, with 10,933 stock units crossing the market. JFP Limited declined 14 cents to $1.55, after trading 198,008 units, Knutsford Express increased 20 cents to end at $7.20 in an exchange of 100 stocks, Lasco Manufacturing popped 20 cents to close at $4.50, with 663,765 shares clearing the market. Lumber Depot rose 13 cents in ending at $3.10 and exchanging 435,326 units, Mailpac Group advanced 10 cents in closing at $2.50 with the swapping of 205,376 stock units, MFS Capital Partners dipped 13 cents in ending at $3.21 after trading 785,586 units. ONE on ONE Educational rallied 43 cents in closing at a record high of $1.75 in switching ownership of 139,469 shares, Spur Tree Spices dropped 12 cents to end at $3.80 with a transfer of 200,816 stocks, Stationery and Office Supplies gained $1 to close at $17, with 78,393 stock units changing hands and Tropical Battery fell 26 cents to $2.51 with an exchange of 888,206 shares.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

ONE on ONE Educational gains 32% on debut

ONE on ONE Educational shares were listed on Monday with the price jumping 32 cents on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange Thursday. The market ended with the volume of stocks traded declining 68 percent and the value 48 percent lower than on Wednesday with 44 securities trading versus 45 on Wednesday and ended with prices of 15 rising, 23 declinng and six closng unchanged.
A total of 18,573,484 shares were exchanged for $92,038,588 down from 57,697,192 units at $175,364,563 on Wednesday.
Trading averaged 422,125 shares at $2,091,786 versus 1,282,160 shares at $3,896,990 on Wednesday. August closed with an average of 407,186 units at $1,330,946.
MFS Capital Partners led trading with 5.51 million shares for 29.7 percent of total volume followed by Lasco Distributors with 2.51 million units for 13.5 percent of the day’s trade, Access Financial with 1.25 million units for 6.7 percent market share and General Accident with 1.23 million units for 6.6 percent market share.
At the close, the Junior Market Index shed 23.69 points to close at 4,144.36.
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 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 of trading, Access Financial advanced 80 cents to $25.30 with 1,247,279 shares changing hands, AMG Packaging lost 18 cents after ending at $3.81 with a transfer of 16,436 units, Cargo Handlers dropped $2.65 in closing at $12.05 with the swapping of 189,410 stocks. Consolidated Bakeries gained 15 cents to end at a 52 weeks’ high of $2.35 trading 519,882 stock units, Dolphin Cove shed 93 cents to close at $14, with 30,846 stock units crossing the exchange, Everything Fresh fell 50 cents in closing at $1.50, with 199,796 units crossing the market. Fontana popped 53 cents to close at $9.59 in switching ownership of 105,728 stocks, Fosrich increased 11 cents to $3.67 after finishing trading 537,734 shares, Future Energy Source dipped 25 cents to $5.23 while exchanging 542,775 units. General Accident climbed 55 cents to end at $5.55 after exchanging 1,231,233 stocks, Honey Bun rose 66 cents in ending at $8.16 as investors exchanged 3,891 shares, iCreate declined 11 cents in closing at $4.11 after exchanging 79,882 stock units. Indies Pharma declined 30 cents to close at $3.10, with 10,609 units changing hands, Knutsford Express rallied 14 cents to $7 with 458,751 stocks clearing the market, Lasco Manufacturing shed 10 cents to end at $4.30 with investors transferring 839,779 shares. Mailpac Group lost 20 cents to $2.40 in an exchange of 25,020 stock units, Main Event popped 70 cents to end at $7.70 after exchanging 2,450 shares, Medical Disposables rallied 17 cents to $6 in trading 50,940 stock units. ONE on ONE Educational rose 32 cents in closing at all-time high of $1.32, with 55,308 units crossing the market and tTech dropped 28 cents to close at $2.95 with an exchange of 71,226 stocks.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.