Junior Market squeezes out gains

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange eked out a modest gain on Tuesday, with trading declining sharply from Monday’s levels as the volume of stocks traded declined 71 percent as the value dropped 70 percent, with 41 securities trading versus 43 on Monday and ended with 15 rising, 22 declining and four closing unchanged.
A total of 7,315,888 shares were exchanged for $25,872,080 compared to 25,484,902 units at $87,225,378 on Monday.
Trading averaged 178,436 shares at $631,026 compared with 592,672 units at $2,028,497 on Monday. October closed with an average of 264,407 units at $832,036.
Main Event closed at a 52 weeks’ high of $10.35 and Derrimon Trading ended at the 52 weeks’ low of $2.07 and Dolla Financial led trading with 1.81 million shares for 24.7 percent of total volume followed by Tropical Battery with 895,365 units for 12.2 percent of the day’s trade and JFP Ltd with 565,494 units for 7.7 percent market share.
At the close, the Junior Market Index advanced 8.37 points to settle at 4,060.08.
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 seven stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close, Access Financial dropped $1.50 to close at $25 with a transfer of 18,291 shares, AMG Packaging declined 30 cents to $3.18 in an exchange of 9,740 units, Caribbean Assurance Brokers lost 29 cents in closing at $2.36, with 506 stocks passed through the market. Caribbean Cream dipped 14 cents to close at $3.86 after an exchange of 8,101 stock units, Dolphin Cove gained 98 cents after ending at $13.98, with 142,469 stocks changing hands, Express Catering dropped 29 cents to end at $5 with the swapping of 200 units. Future Energy Source fell 17 cents in closing at $5.21 while exchanging 230,614 shares, Honey Bun rallied 63 cents to $7.19 after an exchange of 209,359 stock units, Indies Pharma dipped 34 cents after ending at $2.80 in exchanging 3,526 stock units. ISP Finance advanced $1.10 to close at $16.20, with 2,116 stocks clearing the market, Knutsford Express dropped 90 cents in closing at $8.80 after trading 7,421 units, Lasco Manufacturing climbed 19 cents to $4, with 3,839 shares crossing the market. Lumber Depot fell 19 cents to end at $2.51 as investors exchanged 354,569 stocks, Main Event increased $1.35 to close at a 52 weeks’ high of $10.35, with 356,770 stock units crossing the market, Medical Disposables declined 59 cents ending at $5.10 after trading 11,339 shares. MFS Capital Partners shed 10 cents to end at $3 in switching ownership of 296,066 units, Paramount Trading popped 11 cents to $2 after a transfer of 4,727 shares, Spur Tree Spices lost 29 cents in closing at $3.48 with an exchange of 186,306 stocks. Stationery and Office Supplies shed 86 cents to close at $16.13 after exchanging 700 units and tTech rose 59 cents to $3.29, with just one stock unit changing hands.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Junior Market rallies

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange Friday, rallied on Friday with 46 percent less volume of stocks traded after the value declined by  56 percent compared with Thursday as 41 securities were traded equalling Thursday’s level, and ending with 14 rising, 24 declining and three closing unchanged.
Investors traded 3,421,711 shares for $9,593,022 compared to 6,285,227 units at $22,042,267 on Thursday.
Trading averaged 83,456 shares at $233,976 compared to 153,298 shares at $537,616 on Thursday, with the month to date, averaging 247,709 units at $784,516 against 259,843 stock units at $825,187 on Thursday the previous trading day. September closed with an average of 470,099 units at $1,578,447.
ONE on ONE Educational led trading with 686,972 shares for 20.1 percent of total volume followed by Jamaican Teas with 564,602 units for 16.5 percent of the day’s trade and JFP Limited with 261,082 units for 7.6 percent market share.
At the close, the Junior Market Index advanced 25.99 points to settle at 4,133.53. The PE Ratio, a measure of computing appropriate stock values, averages 12.5. 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 jumped $3.70 to close at $24 after trading 69 shares, AMG Packaging dipped 10 cents to end at $3.50, with 869 stocks crossing the market, Blue Power advanced 31 cents in closing at $3.44 with 100 stock units changing hands. Dolla Financial rose 10 cents to $3.40 with an exchange of 209,807 units, Dolphin Cove dipped 24 cents to $13.50 after an exchange of  2,301 stocks, Everything Fresh rallied 18 cents to $1.78, with 5,412 units clearing the market. Express Catering fell 28 cents to $5.08 as investors exchanged 32,802 stock units, Fontana shed 25 cents to end at $9.15 in trading 68,059 shares, Future Energy Source declined 10 cents in closing at $5.40 with investors transferring 178,534 stocks. Honey Bun lost 44 cents to close at $7.66 in switching ownership of 1,500 units, Indies Pharma shed 14 cents after ending at $2.80, with 102,986 stock units crossing the exchange, ISP Finance popped $2.01 to end at $17.01 with the swapping of just one share. Knutsford Express lost $1.29 to end at $8.06 with 4,152 units clearing the market, Medical Disposables climbed 69 cents to close at $5.79 with a transfer of 55 stocks and Stationery and Office Supplies dropped 84 cents in closing at $15.15 as 8,310 shares passed through the market.
In the preference segmentCAC 2000 9.5% preference share gained 15 cents in ending at $1.17, with 2,363 stock units changing hands.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Junior Market drops Thursday

Junior Market trading closed on the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Thursday, with the volume of stocks traded declining marginally, but the value climbed 26 percent over Wednesday’s trades, with 41 securities trading down from 44 on Wednesday and ended with 18 rising, 14 declining and nine closing unchanged.
Investors traded 6,285,227 shares for $22,042,267 versus 6,618,235 units at $17,556,220 on Wednesday.
Trading averaged 153,298 shares at $537,616 against 150,414 stock units at $399,005 on Wednesday, with month to date averaging 259,843 units at $825,187 compared with 268,341 stock units at $848,125 on Wednesday, the previous trading day. September  averaged 470,099 units at $1,578,447.
Lasco Manufacturing led trading with 2.03 million shares for 32.3 percent of total volume, followed by Dolla Financial with 1.24 million units for 19.7 percent of the day’s trade and ONE on ONE Educational with 463,108 units for 7.4 percent market share.
At the close, the Junior Market Index dropped 34.34 points to 4,107.54. The PE Ratio, a measure of computing appropriate stock values, averages 12.5. 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 ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close, Access Financial advanced 11 cents to close at $20.30 after an exchange of ten shares, Cargo Handlers increased 34 cents to $13.34 after a transfer of 2,004 stocks, Dolla Financial lost 14 cents to end at $3.30 in an exchange of 1,237,664 stock units. Elite Diagnostic popped 17 cents in closing at $3.59 in trading 15,172 units, Fontana climbed 24 cents to $9.40 with 36,521 stocks changing hands, Future Energy Source rallied 15 cents in closing at $5.50 as investors exchanged 132,818 units. Honey Bun gained 48 cents in ending at $8.10, with 16,661 stock units crossing the market, ISP Finance shed $5 to close at a 52 weeks’ low of $15 after exchanging 400 shares, Knutsford Express rose 35 cents to end at a 52 weeks’ high of $9.35 after trading 30,139 stock units. Lasco Distributors fell 15 cents to $2.84 with the swapping of 8,336 shares, Lasco Manufacturing rallied 45 cents to $4.75 in switching ownership of 2,030,085 units, Lumber Depot advanced 11 cents to close at $2.90 while exchanging 71,107 stocks. Main Event increased 10 cents to $8.50, with 45,075 shares changing hands, Stationery and Office Supplies popped 79 cents to $15.99, with 39,501 units clearing the market and tTech declined 35 cents in closing at $2.70, with 7,000 stock units passing through the market.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Junior Market rises on lower volume

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Trading activity fell on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Tuesday, with the volume of stocks traded declining 44 percent and the value 50 percent lower than on Friday following activities in 43 securities versus 42 on Friday and ended with 13 rising, 18 declining and 12 closing unchanged.
A total of 6,590,370 shares were traded for $16,862,106 versus 11,685,238 units at $33,419,102 on Friday.
Trading averaged 153,264 shares at $392,142, down from 278,220 shares at $795,693 on Friday, with the month to date averaging 279,381 units at $890,170 versus 292,081 shares at $940,323 on Friday, the previous trading day. September’s trading averaged average 470,099 units at $1,578,447.
Paramount Trading led trading with 2.20 million shares for 33.3 percent of total volume, followed by JFP Limited with 836,066 units for 12.7 percent of the day’s trade and Dolla Financial with 817,803 units for 12.4 percent market share.
At the close, the Junior Market Index increased 17.73 points to settle at 4,116.93.
The PE Ratio, a measure of computing appropriate stock values, averages 12.5. 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 one stock with a lower offer.
At the close, Access Financial advanced 75 cents to $24 with investors transferring 3,520 shares, Cargo Handlers dipped 30 cents to end at $13 in switching ownership of 5,171 stocks, Consolidated Bakeries rose 29 cents to close at $2.70 after an exchange of 6,882 stock units. Everything Fresh fell 29 cents to $1.51 after trading 76,244 units, GWest Corporation declined 10 cents in closing at $1 with a transfer of 61,102 units, Honey Bun shed 18 cents to $7.62 with an exchange of 1,376 stock units. Indies Pharma rallied 10 cents in closing at $2.99, with 7,507 shares crossing the market, Knutsford Express increased 40 cents to close at $8.90 after investors traded 16,011 stocks, Lasco Manufacturing popped 10 cents in ending at $4.30 after a transfer of 28,244 shares. Limners and Bards lost 22 cents to end at $2.50, with 77,425 stocks changing hands, Lumber Depot dropped 15 cents to $2.70 after trading 33,048 stock units, Main Event lost 60 cents to close at $7.80 while exchanging 21,030 units. MFS Capital Partners climbed 26 cents to end at $2.96 in trading 225,685 units, Paramount Trading gained 18 cents in closing at $2.04 with the swapping of 2,197,392 stock units and Stationery and Office Supplies dropped 97 cents to $15.05, with 46,463 stocks passing through the market.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Junior Market falls for three days

For a third day, the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed lower on Tuesday, with the volume of stocks traded rising 22 percent, valued 9 percent more than on Monday as trading occurred in 41 securities down from 45 on Monday and ended with 14 rising, 19 declining and eight unchanged.
Investors exchanged 8,671,745 shares at a value of $24,272,423 up from 7,098,706 units at $22,345,448 on Monday.
Trading averaged 211,506 shares at $592,010 compared to 157,749 shares at $496,566 on Monday with month to date, averaging 309,333 units at $1,035,376 compared to 324,819 stock units at $1,105,561 on the previous day. September closed with an average of 470,099 units at $1,578,447.
Tropical Battery led trading with 3.13 million shares for 36.1 percent of total volume followed by ONE on ONE Educational with 1.13 million units for 13 percent of the day’s trade and Fosrich with 859,922 units for 9.9 percent market share.
At the close, the Junior Market Index shed 15.18 points to settle at 4,141.94.
The PE Ratio, a measure of computing appropriate stock values, averages 12.5. 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 ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and one with a lower offer.
At the close, AMG Packaging declined 20 cents to $3.60, with 968 shares crossing the market, Consolidated Bakeries dropped 22 cents to $2.38 while exchanging 47,334 stocks, Dolphin Cove increased 97 cents to $13.97, with 571 stock units crossing the market. Fontana gained 28 cents to end at $9.30 with a transfer of 63,071 units, Iron Rock Insurance fell 65 cents to close at $2.10, with an exchange of 640 units, ISP Finance rose $3 to close at $20 in trading four stocks. Knutsford Express climbed 20 cents in closing at $8, as 25,749 shares passed through the market, Lasco Manufacturing fell 17 cents to $4.03 with investors transferring 11,890 stock units, Main Event rallied 14 cents to end at $7.71 as investors exchanged 2,800 stock units. MFS Capital Partners shed 10 cents in ending at $2.90 after switching ownership of 56,562 shares, Paramount Trading advanced 17 cents to $1.95 after a transfer of 9,900 stocks, Spur Tree Spices dipped 14 cents in closing at $3.55 with an exchange of 605,286 units. Tropical Battery dropped 19 cents to end at $2.40 after trading 3,127,895 units and tTech lost 50 cents after ending at $2.60 with an exchange of 40,348 stock units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Losers double winners on Junior Market

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange declined at the close on Friday with the volume of stocks traded, rising moderately with a 29 percent lower value than on Thursday with activity in 42 securities versus 40 on Thursday, and ending with prices of 11 rising, 23 declining and eight closing unchanged.
A total of 14,998,187 shares were exchanged for $39,991,106 against 14,203,408 units at $56,275,455 on Thursday.
Friday’s trading averaged 357,100 shares at $952,169 compared to 355,085 shares at $1,406,886 on Thursday, with the month to date, averaging 359,951 units at $1,233,621 versus  360,647 stock units at $1,302,347 on the previous day. September closed with an average of 470,099 units at $1,578,447.
Derrimon Trading led the market with 4.07 million shares for 27.1 percent of total volume followed by Dolla Financial with 2.55 million units for 17 percent of the day’s trade, JFP Limited closed with 1.76 million units for 11.7 percent of trading and ONE on ONE Educational with 1.67 million units for 11.1 percent market share.
At the close, the Junior Market Index dropped 20.58 points to 4,175.89. 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 ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and three with lower offers.
At the close, Caribbean Cream gained 27 cents to settle at $4.30 with a transfer of 16 shares, Dolla Financial dipped 11 cents to end at $3.17 after a transfer of 2,549,439 stock units, EduFocal fell 9 cents to $2.65 in an exchange of 531,619 stocks. Express Catering dropped 31 cents to $5.06 after exchanging 20,586 units, Future Energy Source popped 18 cents in ending at $5.60 with investors transferring 609,149 units, ISP Finance fell $3 in closing at $17 with the swapping of 2 stock units. Lasco Distributors declined 14 cents to end at $2.86 in switching ownership of 37,740 stocks, Lasco Manufacturing shed 16 cents to close at $4.29 after clearing the market with 5,072 shares, Lumber Depot rose 9 cents to $2.95 as investors exchanged 798,618 stock units. Medical Disposables dipped 34 cents to $5.01 with 34,551 shares crossing the market, MFS Capital Partners shed 40 cents ending at $2.60 after an exchange of 297,871 units, Spur Tree Spices fell 10 cents to $3.65 with 695,021 stocks changing hands and Stationery and Office Supplies climbed 48 cents to end at $16.49 with 572 stocks passing through the market.
In the preference segmentCAC 2000 9.5% preference share dropped 17 cents in closing at $1.01 after trading 500 units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

 

Junior Market dips

Trading closed on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange Wednesday, with the volume of stocks traded declining 46 percent and the value 52 percent lower than on Tuesday with 42 securities trading versus 43 on Tuesday as trading ended with prices of 15 rising, 24 declining and three closing unchanged.
A total of 13,198,946 shares were traded for $42,970,729 compared with 24,655,438 units at $89,978,978 on Tuesday.
Trading on Wednesday averaged 314,261 shares at $1,023,113 down from 573,382 shares at $2,092,534 on Tuesday with the month to date, averaging 362,333 units at $1,270,669 versus 384,766 stock units at $1,386,195 on the previous day. September closed with an average of 470,099 units at $1,578,447.
Spur Tree Spices led trading with 6.80 million shares for 51.5 percent of total volume, followed by JFP Limited with 1.31 million units for 9.9 percent of the day’s trade and ONE on ONE Educational with 852,272 units for 6.5 percent market share.
At the close, the Junior Market Index declined 22.10 points to settle at 4,126.19. 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 two with lower offers.
At the close, AMG Packaging lost 8 cents to end at $3.51 with investors transferring 10,228 shares, Blue Power declined 19 cents to close at $3.29 after 3,000 units were traded, Caribbean Cream shed 17 cents to $4.03 with an exchange of 146 stocks. Caribbean Flavours dipped 8 cents to $1.75 with a transfer of 35,195 stock units, Consolidated Bakeries fell 26 cents to $2.70 in switching ownership of 51,934 stocks, EduFocal dropped 15 cents to $2.70, with 541,507 units crossing the market. Elite Diagnostic rose 11 cents to $3.65, with 59,793 stock units changing hands, Fontana dipped 10 cents in closing at $9.20 as investors exchanged 120,017 shares, Fosrich shed 9 cents to close at $4.31 in trading 491,987 units. Future Energy Source popped 10 cents to end at $5.60 after ffinishing trading 487,672 stocks, Honey Bun rallied 10 cents in closing at $8 with the swapping of 2,681 stock units, Knutsford Express dipped 20 cents to $7.80 after a transfer of 11,722 shares. Lasco Distributors declined 8 cents to $2.90 after exchanging 41,661 stocks, Medical Disposables advanced 63 cents to close at $5.83 while trading 81,832 shares, Spur Tree Spices climbed 32 cents to $3.74 in an exchange of 6,803,327 stock units and Stationery and Office Supplies fell $1.91 to end at $16.04, with 2,102 units clearing the market.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Junior Market trading jumps

Trading jumped sharply on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Tuesday, with the volume of stocks traded rising 147 percent, with 159 percent more value than on Monday after 43 securities traded, down from 47 on Monday and ended with 17 rising, 16 declining and 10 closing unchanged.
A total of 24,655,438 shares were exchanged for $89,978,978 compared to 9,973,506 units at $34,778,543 on Monday. Trading averaged 573,382 shares at $2,092,534 compared to 212,202 shares at $739,969 on Monday, with the month to date averaging 384,766 units at $1,386,195. September closed with an average of 470,099 units at $1,578,447.
Fosrich led trading with 16.04 million shares for 65.1 percent of total volume, followed by ONE on ONE Educational with 3.02 million units for 12.2 percent of the day’s trade, EduFocal ended with 1.84 million units for 7.5 percent market share and Dolla Financial, 1.56 million units for 6.3 percent if stocks traded.
At the close, the Junior Market Index dropped 59.11 points to settle at 4,148.29. 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, Caribbean Cream climbed 19 cents to end at $4.20 after a transfer of 19,000 shares, Consolidated Bakeries fell 14 cents in closing at $2.96 after switching ownership of 53,096 stock units, Dolla Financial gained 11 cents to end at $3.20, with 1,557,227 stocks crossing the market. EduFocal increased 23 cents to $2.85 in an exchange of 1,836,984 units, Elite Diagnostic rose 16 cents to $3.54 with investors transferring 85,371 units, Fontana dropped 15 cents to close at $9.30 with the swapping of 49,776 shares. Fosrich rallied 11 cents to $4.40, with 16,039,262 stocks crossing the market, Honey Bun lost 10 cents in closing at $7.90 in exchanging 11,076 stock units, iCreate dipped 12 cents to $2.33 and closed with 244,961 stock units changing hands. ISP Finance declined $1.10 to end at $20 with a transfer of 218 units, KLE Group advanced 11 cents to close at $1.99 with 38 stocks clearing the market, Lasco Manufacturing shed 41 cents to close at a 52 weeks‘ low of $3.99 in trading 8,047 shares. Main Event popped 50 cents in closing at $9 in exchanging 6,781 stocks, Medical Disposables dropped 40 cents to end at $5.20, with 21,749 units crossing the exchange, MFS Capital Partners increased 77 cents to $2.95 while exchanging 144,456 stock units. Paramount Trading popped 19 cents in ending at $1.95 after trading 4,051 shares, Spur Tree Spices shed 18 cents to $3.42, with 299,892 shares changing hands, Stationery and Office Supplies advanced $1.92 in closing at $17.95 after exchanging 10,067 units. Tropical Battery rallied 11 cents to close at $2.59 after trading 187,263 stock units and tTech climbed 17 cents to end at $2.97 with an exchange of 17,745 stocks.
In the preference segmentCAC 2000 9.5% preference share gained 17 cents in ending at $1.18 as investors exchanged 101 units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Junior Market slips into October

Trading dropped on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange Monday, with the volume of stocks traded declining 50 percent, with a 56 percent lower value than on Friday with all 47 listed securities traded versus 46 on Friday and ended with 15 rising, 25 declining and seven closing unchanged.
A total of 9,973,506 shares were exchanged for $34,778,543 down from 19,888,010 units at $79,051,861 on Friday. Trading averaged 212,202 shares at $739,969 compared to versus 432,348 shares at $1,718,519 on Friday. September closed with an average of 470,099 units at $1,578,447.
Future Energy Source led trading with 1.80 million shares for 18.1 percent of total volume followed by Fosrich with 1.25 million units for 12.5 percent of the day’s trade and ONE on ONE Educational with 826,513 units for 8.3 percent market share.
At the close, the Junior Market Index dropped 22.14 points to settle at 4,207.40. 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 ends 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 declined $2.42 in ending at $25.30 after trading 66,503 shares, Blue Power gained 23 cents in closing at $3.48 after a transfer of 91 units, Caribbean Cream shed 11 cents to $4.01 in switching ownership of 21,005 stocks. Consolidated Bakeries popped 44 cents to end at 52 weeks’ high of $3.10 after exchanging 99,539 stock units, Dolphin Cove dipped 10 cents to $14.40, with 341 stocks changing hands, EduFocal climbed 17 cents to $2.62 in exchanging 404,327 units. Elite Diagnostic lost 12 cents after ending at $3.38, with 231,300 stock units crossing the market, Everything Fresh rallied 15 cents to $1.70 while exchanging 601,231 shares, Future Energy Source fell 23 cents to $5.50 after trading at 1,804,574 units. Honey Bun rose 19 cents to $8 after 3,030 shares crossed the market, Indies Pharma dipped 13 cents to close at $3.07 with investors transferring 17,340 stock units, Iron Rock Insurance rose 26 cents in closing at $2.76 after clearing the market of 2,915 stocks. ISP Finance increased $1.92 to end at $21.10 with a transfer of 14 units, KLE Group declined 29 cents to $1.88 in trading 6,612 stock units, Knutsford Express gained 60 cents to $8 as investors exchanged 8,403 shares. Lasco Distributors dropped 10 cents to close at $3 in an exchange of 84,795 stocks, Lasco Manufacturing dipped 10 cents to $4.40 with the swapping of 81,851 units, Mailpac Group shed 17 cents to $2.30, with 71,307 stocks crossing the exchange. Main Event lost 95 cents in ending at $8.50 after exchanging 6,530 shares, Medical Disposables fell 23 cents to end at $5.60 and closed with 14,152 stock units being traded, MFS Capital Partners dropped 82 cents to end at $2.18 with an exchange of 383,288 units. Paramount Trading lost 21 cents in ending at $1.76 with investors transferring 232,528 stock units, Spur Tree Spices dipped 25 cents to $3.60 in an exchange of 773,617 shares, Stationery and Office Supplies declined $1.77 to close at $16.03 as investors exchanged 17,842 stocks and tTech increased 26 cents in closing at $2.80, with 58 shares crossing the exchange.
In the preference segmentCAC 2000 9.5% preference share fell 17 cents to close at $1.01, with 51,658 units changing hands.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

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.