Trading dropped on the JSE Junior Market

Trading closed on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange Thursday with a 7 percent decline in the volume of stocks traded after the value plunged 30 percent lower than on Wednesday, with trading in 46 securities up from 39 on Wednesday, ending in prices of 15 rising, 21 declining and ten closing unchanged.
A total of 5,995,653 shares were exchanged for $18,822,588 versus 6,446,267 units at $26,873,467 on Wednesday.
Trading averaged 130,340 shares for $409,187 versus 165,289 units at $689,063 on Wednesday with the month to date, averaging 156,808 units at $568,001 compared with 172,027 stock units at $659,319 on the previous day.  October closed with an average of 264,407 units at $832,036.
EduFocal led trading with 664,189 shares for 11.1 percent of total volume followed by JFP Ltd with 653,922 units for 10.9 percent of the day’s trade and Dolla Financial with 632,499 units for 10.5 percent market share.
At the close, the Junior Market Index lost 11.63 points to settle at 4,079.10.
The PE Ratio, a measure of computing appropriate stock values, averages 12.8. The PE ratios of JuniorMarket 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 fell 50 cents to close at $24.50 after an exchange of 3,360 shares, AMG Packaging dipped 25 cents in closing at $3.23, with 868 stocks crossing the market, Cargo Handlers dropped 45 cents to close at $12.85 trading 50 units. Caribbean Assurance Brokers advanced 24 cents to $2.60 with just 18 stock units crossing the exchange, Caribbean Flavours fell 10 cents to $1.65 after a transfer of 31,038 stock units, Consolidated Bakeries popped 10 cents to close at $3.09 as investors exchanged 249,485 shares. Dolphin Cove lost 50 cents to end at $15 while exchanging 37,623 stocks, Express Catering rose 29 cents to $5.29, with 13,010 units crossing the market, Fontana increased 35 cents in closing at $9.14 as 29,443 shares changed hands. Iron Rock Insurance declined 54 cents to $2.20, with 20,348 units passing through the market, KLE Group rallied 15 cents to $1.85 with an exchange of 32,837 stock units, Knutsford Express dipped 95 cents in closing at $8.50 after investors swapped 90,955 stocks. Lasco Distributors gained 24 cents to close at $2.90, with 32,449 stock units changing hands, Lasco Financial climbed 14 cents to $2.84 with a transfer of 600 shares, Main Event fell 40 cents to end at $9.95 in an exchange of 24,195 units and Stationery and Office Supplies popped $1.44 to end at $16.50 with the swapping of 33,960 stocks.
In the preference segmentCAC 2000 9.5% preference share dropped 18 cents to close at $1 with 11,874 shares clearing the market.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Junior Market climbs Friday

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed higher on Friday, with the volume of stocks traded declining 21 percent and the value 22 percent lower than on Thursday after just 38 securities trading versus 41 on Thursday and ended with 12 rising, 12 declining and 14 closing unchanged.
A total of 6,115,628 shares were traded for $18,600,896 down from 7,760,885 units at $23,865,502 on Thursday.
Trading averaged 160,938 shares at $489,497 from 189,290 units at $582,085 on Thursday with the month to date averaging 246,806 units at $767,886 against 251,077 stock units at $781,733 on the previous day. September closed with an average of 470,099 units at $1,578,447.
Dolla Financial led trading with 1.59 million shares for 26 percent of total volume followed by JFP Ltd with 1.18 million units for 19.2 percent of the day’s trade and Future Energy Source with 511,980 units for 8.4 percent market share.
At the close, the Junior Market Index rose 25.86 points to settle at 4,150.00.
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 one stock with a lower offer.
At the close, Access Financial rallied $3.49 in closing at $24.50 with an exchange of 455 shares, AMG Packaging gained 22 cents to end at $3.47 in exchanging 1,777 stocks, Blue Power advanced 28 cents to $3.40 after a transfer of 30 stock units. Consolidated Bakeries popped 19 cents to end at $2.69 with investors transferring 55,236 units, Dolla Financial rose 19 cents to close at $3.39 with 1,588,354 stock units crossing the exchange, General Accident shed 55 cents to end at $4.55, after an exchange of 32,452 units. iCreate declined 12 cents in closing at $2.01 as investors traded 177,311 shares, Indies Pharma increased 13 cents to $2.93 while exchanging 51,231 stocks, KLE Group fell 10 cents to close at $1.70, with 18,070 stocks clearing the market. Knutsford Express dropped 65 cents to $9.10 after trading 19,657 stock units, Lasco Manufacturing climbed 28 cents to $4.25 with a transfer of 5,949 shares, Main Event dipped 35 cents in closing at $9.01 with the swapping of 17,606 units. MFS Capital Partners lost 14 cents to end at $3.10 as 121,077 stock units passed through the market and Tropical Battery lost 11 cents in ending at $2.63, with 45,771 shares changing hands.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Junior Market consolidates

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange continued in consolidation mode on Thursday, with the Market Index slipping just 8.04 points to 4,124.14 as the volume of stocks traded declined 41 percent and the value 35 percent lower than on Wednesday after 41 securities were exchanged down from 43 on Wednesday and ended with 18 rising, 16 declining and seven closing unchanged.
A total of 7,760,885 shares were traded for $23,865,502 down from 13,259,001 units at $36,695,111 on Wednesday.
Trading averaged 189,290 shares at $582,085 compared with 308,349 units at $853,375 on Wednesday, with an average of 251,077 stock units at $781,733 month to date compared with 254,581 units at $793,054 on the previous day. Trading in September closed with an average of 470,099 units at $1,578,447. Dolla Financial led trading with 1.50 million shares for 19.3 percent of total volume, followed by JFP Ltd with 1.20 million units for 15.5 percent of the day’s trade and Fosrich, 1.15 million units for 14.8 percent of market share.
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 six stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close, Access Financial dropped $3.48 to $21.01 after trading 90 shares, AMG Packaging dipped 23 cents to close at $3.25 in switching ownership of 19,390 stock units, Caribbean Flavours rallied 10 cents to $1.74, 921 stocks crossing the market. Consolidated Bakeries fell 20 cents to $2.50 after 5,000 units passed through the market, General Accident popped 55 cents in closing at $5.10 with investors transferring 5,900 stocks, Jamaican Teas lost 28 cents to end at $2.65 with an exchange of 703,231 stock units. KLE Group climbed 13 cents to $1.80 with a transfer of 62,398 units, Knutsford Express rose 45 cents to close at a 52 weeks’ high of $9.75 after 6,498 shares crossed the exchange, Lasco Financial advanced 12 cents to end at $2.84 with dealings in 47,470 shares. Lasco Manufacturing shed 31 cents in closing at $3.97 as investors exchanged a mere 500 units, Limners and Bards dropped 34 cents in closing at a 52 weeks’ low of $2.35 with the swapping of 144,562 units, Lumber Depot gained 11 cents to end at $2.79 with 95,507 stock units clearing the market. Main Event increased 31 cents to close at $9.36 while exchanging 153,217 shares, Paramount Trading slipped 13 cents to $1.87 after an exchange of 15,083 stocks, Stationery and Office Supplies dipped 85 cents in ending at $15.75 in trading 1,200 stock units and Tropical Battery gained 13 cents to $2.74 after 183,156 units crossed the market.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Winning Junior Market stocks beat losers 2 to 1

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The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange inched higher on Tuesday, with stocks traded just more than in trading on Monday after 43 securities were traded up from 41 on Monday and ended with 23 rising, 11 declining and nine closing unchanged.
A total of 11,656,909 shares were exchanged for $35,649,120 up from 11,511,945 units at $33,462,450 on Monday.
Trading averaged 271,091 shares at $829,049 compared with 280,779 shares at $816,157 on Monday with the month to date, averaging 251,181 units at $789,240 up from 249,837 stock units at $786,553 on the previous day. September closed with an average of 470,099 units at $1,578,447.
ONE on ONE led trading with 1.70 million shares for 14.6 percent of total volume followed by Fosrich with 1.43 million units for 12.3 percent of the day’s trade, MFS Capital Partners with 1.43 million units for 12.2 percent market share and EduFocal with 1.04 million units for 8.9 percent market share.
At the close, the Junior Market Index increased 10.75 points to settle at 4,085.89. The PE Ratio, a measure of computing appropriate stock values, averages 12.6. The PE ratios of Junior Market stocks incorporate ICInsider.com projected earnings for companies with financial year end that falls between November this year and August 2023.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows three stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and three with lower offers.
At the close, AMG Packaging advanced 39 cents to $3.49, with 4,200 shares clearing the market, Blue Power popped 30 cents to $3.40 in exchanging 100 stock units, Cargo Handlers climbed 64 cents to $12.30 with an exchange of 100 units. Caribbean Cream lost 14 cents to close at $3.86, 12,600 stocks crossing the market, Caribbean Flavours fell 10 cents in closing at $1.60 with a transfer of 81,522 shares, Consolidated Bakeries rose 10 cents to $2.70 after trading just 303 units. Dolphin Cove declined 47 cents to $12.99 in trading 4,857 stock units, EduFocal dipped 10 cents to close at $2.61 while exchanging 1,036,916 stocks, Fontana rallied 14 cents to $9.15 as investors exchanged 58,498 shares. Fosrich gained 20 cents to end at $4.60 with investors transferring 1,434,154 units, Iron Rock Insurance shed 30 cents after ending at $2.20 and exchanging 10,024 stocks, Jamaican Teas gained 28 cents to end at $2.81 as 470,221 stock units passed through the market. JFP Ltd rose 10 cents to close at $1.75, with 725,904 units crossing the market, KLE Group dropped 27 cents to $1.67 after exchanging 20,000 stocks, Lumber Depot popped 35 cents in closing at $2.88, with 32,671 stock units changing hands. MFS Capital Partners rallied 28 cents to close at $3.25 in switching ownership of 1,427,574 shares and Stationery and Office Supplies rallied 20 cents to $16 with the swapping of 33,470 stock units.
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 lifted by steady trading

There was little change between the volume and value of stocks traded on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange Wednesday, compared to w trading on Tuesday and ended with 44 securities changing hands versus 43 on Tuesday and leading to prices of 24 rising, 15 declining and five closing unchanged.
A total of 6,618,235 shares were exchanged for $17,556,220 up from 6,590,370 units at $16,862,106 on Tuesday.
Trading averaged 150,414 shares at $399,005 down from 153,264 shares at $392,142 on Tuesday with month to date, averaging 268,341 units at $848,125 versus 279,381 stock units at $890,170 on Tuesday the previous day. September closed with an average of 470,099 units at $1,578,447.
ONE on ONE Educational led trading with 1.57 million shares for 23.7 percent of total volume followed by Dolla Financial with 1.04 million units for 15.7 percent of the day’s trade and JFP Limited with 708,690 units for 10.7 percent market share.
At the close, the Junior Market Index rose 24.95 points to settle at 4,141.88.
The PE Ratio, a measure of computing appropriate stock values, averages 12.6. The PE ratios of Junior Market stocks incorporate ICInsider.com projected earnings for companies with financial year end that falls between November this year and August 2023.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows six stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and three with lower offers.
At the close, Access Financial dropped $3.81 in closing at $20.19, with 23 shares changing hands, AMG Packaging climbed 10 cents to $3.60 after trading 454,722 stock units, Caribbean Assurance Brokers rose 15 cents to $2.60 in exchanging 441,293 stock units. Consolidated Bakeries declined 19 cents to $2.51 after an exchange of 38,248 units, Dolla Financial rallied 14 cents to $3.44 in trading 1,040,889 shares, Elite Diagnostic fell 15 cents to close at $3.42 with a transfer of 101,812 stock units. Fontana lost 24 cents to end at $9.16, with 42,852 units clearing the market, Future Energy Source popped 22 cents to $5.35 with the swapping of 301,333 stocks, iCreate rallied 13 cents to $2.24, with 291,871 stock units crossing the market. Knutsford Express rose 10 cents in closing at a 52 weeks’ high of $9 after trading 5,620 shares, Lasco Distributors gained 18 cents to end at $2.99, with 19,778 stocks changing hands, Limners and Bards rallied 10 cents to $2.60 after exchanging 400 units. Main Event rose 60 cents in ending at $8.40 after an exchange of 15,612 stocks, MFS Capital Partners dipped 29 cents in closing at $2.67, with 104,000 shares crossing the market, Spur Tree Spices advanced 10 cents to close at $3.65 after a transfer of 57,347 stock units. Stationery and Office Supplies increased 15 cents to $15.20 with investors transferring 6,878 units and tTech shed 24 cents in closing at $3.05 after finishing the trading of 146 stock units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Junior Market rises on lower volume

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.

Gains for Junior Market on Friday

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange recorded gains for the first time in six trading days at the close of the market on Friday, with the volume of stocks traded declining 15 percent and the value 8 percent lower than in trading on Thursday following activities in 42 securities versus 40 on Thursday and ended with 15 rising, 18 declining and nine closing unchanged.
A total of 11,685,238 shares were traded for $33,419,102, compared with 13,716,040 units at $36,147,946 on Thursday.
Trading averaged 278,220 shares at $795,693 down from 342,901 stock units at $903,699 on Thursday, with trading month to date averaging 292,081 units at $940,323 compared to 293,594 stock units at $956,101 on the previous day. September closed with an average of 470,099 units at $1,578,447.
EduFocal led trading with 2.67 million shares for 22.8 percent of total volume followed by AMG Packaging with 1.99 million units for 17.1 percent of the day’s trade, JFP Limited ended trading 1.50 million shares for 12.9 percent of stocks traded and ONE on ONE Educational had an exchange of 1.40 million units for 12 percent market share.
At the close, the Junior Market Index rallied 21.06 points to settle at 4,099.20. The PE Ratio, a measure of computing appropriate stock values, averages 12.7. The PE ratios of Junior Market stocks incorporate ICInsider.com projected earnings for companies with financial year end that falls between November this year and August 2023.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows two stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close, Access Financial popped $3.15 to close at $23.25 while exchanging 443 shares, AMG Packaging dipped 29 cents in closing at $3.50 with a transfer of 1,994,316 units, following the release of full year results showing profits up 77 percent over 2021. Caribbean Assurance Brokers climbed 15 cents to $2.45 with 24,289 stock units changing hands. Caribbean Cream dipped 33 cents to $4.06, with 4,154 stocks changing hands, Consolidated Bakeries declined 24 cents in ending at $2.41 after trading 11,628 shares, Everything Fresh increased 15 cents to $1.80, with 123,154 stock units crossing the market. GWest Corporation advanced 14 cents to $1.10 with the swapping of 5,300 units, Honey Bun rallied 10 cents to $7.80 but only after trading at an intraday low of $6, and ended with an exchange of 83,330 shares, Indies Pharma lost 14 cents to end at $2.89 after a transfer of 10,336 stocks. KLE Group shed 16 cents to close at $1.99 after 203 stock units passed through the market, Knutsford Express gained 50 cents to close at $8.50 in switching ownership of 76,459 units, Lumber Depot rose 15 cents to $2.85 in an exchange of 210,367 shares. Main Event fell 50 cents in closing at $8.40 after trading 877 stocks and MFS Capital Partners fell 15 cents in ending at $2.70 and exchanging 658,300 units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Junior Market trading surges

Trading surged on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Thursday, with the volume of stocks traded rising 110 percent with a value 69 percent greater than on Wednesday after activities in 40 securities versus 45 on Wednesday and ended with 17 rising, 17 declining and six closing unchanged.
A total of 13,716,040 shares were traded for $36,147,946 up sharply from 6,517,560 units at $21,338,285 on Wednesday.
Trading averaged 342,901 shares at $903,699 against 144,835 units at $474,184 on Wednesday with a month to date, average of 293,594 units at $956,101 compared to 287,877 stock units at $962,177 on the previous day. September closed with an average of 470,099 units at $1,578,447.
Lumber Depot led trading with 4.90 million shares for 35.7 percent of total volume followed by JFP Limited with 2.32 million units for 16.9 percent of the day’s trade and Fosrich with 1.12 million units for 8.2 percent market share.
At the close, the Junior Market Index lost 38.20 points to settle at 4,078.14. The PE Ratio, a measure of computing appropriate stock values, averages 12.6. The PE ratios of Junior Market stocks incorporate ICInsider.com projected earnings for companies with financial year end that falls between November this year and August 2023.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows three stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and nine with lower offers.
At the close, Access Financial dropped $5.05 to $20.10 as investors exchanged 17,518 shares, EduFocal rallied 15 cents to close at $2.90 with the swapping of 95,552 units, Express Catering climbed 21 cents in closing at $5.29 crossing the exchange 3,904 stock units. GWest Corporation fell 14 cents to end at 96 cents trading 540 stocks, Honey Bun dipped 30 cents ending at $7.70 in exchanging 13,353 shares, Knutsford Express increased 40 cents to end at $8 after exchanging 30 units. Lasco Manufacturing advanced 17 cents to close at $4.20 while exchanging 28,070 stock units, Lumber Depot lost 25 cents to $2.70 clearing the market with 4,897,823 stocks, Spur Tree Spices popped 10 cents in closing at $3.60 in trading 441,245 stocks. Stationery and Office Supplies rose 99 cents ending at $16 crossing the market 438 units, Tropical Battery declined 16 cents to close at $2.41 with a transfer of 86,072 shares and tTech gained 25 cents to end at $3.30, with 7,093 stock units changing hands.
In the preference segmentCAC 2000 9.5% preference share shed 18 cents ending at $1 with investors transferring 145,936 units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Junior Market falls on Monday

Trading closed on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange Monday, with the volume of stocks traded falling 53 percent with a 44 percent slippage in value compared with Friday after 45 securities were traded versus 42 on Friday and ended with prices of 19 rising, 19 declining and seven closing unchanged.
A total of 7,098,706 shares were traded for $22,345,448 compared to 14,998,187 units at $39,991,106 on Friday. Trading averaged 157,749 shares at $496,566 compared to 357,100 shares at $952,169 on Friday, with month to date, averaging 324,819 units at $1,105,561 compared to 359,951 stock units at $1,233,621 on the previous trading day. September closed with an average of 470,099 units at $1,578,447.
Fosrich led trading with 1.28 million shares for 18 percent of total volume, followed by ONE on ONE Educational with 1.08 million units for 15.2 percent of the day’s trade and Spur Tree Spices with 811,202 units for 11.4 percent market share.
At the close, the Junior Market Index lost 18.77 points to settle at 4,157.12.
The PE Ratio, a measure of computing appropriate stock values, averages 12.7. The PE ratios of Junior Market stocks incorporate ICInsider.com projected earnings for companies with financial year end that falls between November this year and August 2023.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows six stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and three with lower offers.
At the close, Access Financial fell 84 cents to end at $24.31 after trading 151 shares, AMG Packaging popped 29 cents to close at $3.80 in exchanging three units, Blue Power lost 18 cents in closing at $3.11 with 100 stocks clearing the market. Consolidated Bakeries climbed 23 cents to $2.60 with a transfer of 9,040 stock units, Dolla Financial increased 12 cents to $3.29 after exchanging 507,710 stock units, Dolphin Cove declined $1.36 in ending at $13 with investors transferring 31,661 stocks. EduFocal rose 11 cents to  $2.76 in an exchange of 93,179 shares, Elite Diagnostic dipped 11 cents to $3.54 in exchanging 104,320 units, Everything Fresh advanced 23 cents to close at $1.83 as investors exchanged 2,270 stock units. Express Catering gained 23 cents to end at $5.29 after trading 800 shares, Fontana dropped 41 cents to close at $9.02 while exchanging 78,667 units, Fosrich rallied 10 cents to $4.50 in trading 1,277,497 stocks. Future Energy Source shed 40 cents to $5.20 with the swapping of 273,016 stocks, GWest Corporation slipped 17 cents to end at 96 cents 43,182 units crossing the exchange, Knutsford Express lost 20 cents in ending at $7.80 with 24,428 shares changing hands. Main Event declined $1.43 in closing at $7.57 after 940 stock units were traded, Medical Disposables advanced 10 cents to close at $5.11 after a transfer of 55,445 stock units, MFS Capital Partners gained 40 cents in ending at $3 after 116,512 stocks crossed the market. Paramount Trading dropped 12 cents to $1.78 in switching ownership of 6,229 units, Stationery and Office Supplies fell 48 cents to $16.01 with 17,354 shares crossing the market, Tropical Battery popped 14 cents to $2.59 with an exchange of 186,284 shares and tTech climbed 13 cents in closing at $3.10, with 45,625 units changing hands.
In the preference segmentCAC 2000 9.5% preference share increased 16 cents to end at $1.17 in exchanging 4,256 stock units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.