Trading drops on Junior Market

Trading activity dropped on Friday on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange, following Thursday big trade in tTech, with an 88 percent decline in the volume of stocks traded and an 89 percent fall in value compared to Thursday with trading in just 33 securities down from 39 on Thursday and ended with prices of 11 stocks rising, 13 declining and 9 unchanged, with Edufocal trading at an intraday all time low of 41 cents.
The market closed with 6,927,786 shares being traded for $14,113,440 compared to 58,236,687 units at $126,195,317 on Thursday.
Trading ended with an average of 209,933 shares at $427,680 down from 1,493,248 units at $3,235,777 on Thursday.  Trading for the month to date averages 346,589 units at $632,252 compared to 361,089 stock units at $653,959 on the prior day and June with an average of 318,732 units at $696,979.
Dolla Financial led trading with 2.49 million shares for 36 percent of total volume followed by Stationery and Office Supplies with 1.34 million stocks for 19.4 percent of the day’s trade and Omni Industries with 1.05 million units for 15.2 percent of the day’s trade.
At the close of trading, the Junior Market Index lost 34.68 points to cease trading at 3,722.15.
The Junior Market ended trading with an average PE Ratio of 12.7, that is based on last traded prices in conjunction with earnings projected by ICInsider.com for the financial years ending around August 2025.
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 of the market, Consolidated Bakeries fell 4 cents to close at $2.25, with 891 shares crossing the exchange, Fontana gained 42 cents to close at $8.30 in switching ownership of 83,832 stocks, Future Energy shed 10 cents in closing at $3.29 after 14,448 shares passing through the market. Honey Bun rose 6 cents and ended at $8.69 in trading 2,221 stock units, Indies Pharma rallied 8 cents to end at $2.64 with an exchange of 10,224 shares, Jamaican Teas increased 20 cents to finish at $2.35 after investors exchanged 9,052 units. Lasco Financial sank 15 cents to $1.70, with 2,500 stocks changing hands, Lumber Depot skidded 4 cents in closing at $2.78 as investors exchanged 304,146 stock units, Main Event sank 95 cents to end at $11.55 with a transfer of 1,894 shares. Spur Tree Spices dipped 14 cents to close at $2.01, with 549,322 units crossing the market and tTech popped 20 cents to finish at $2.50 with an exchange of 46,800 stocks.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

tTech grabs 89% of the Junior Market

Technology consultants, tTech dominated trading activity on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Thursday, accounting for 52 million shares in what is another acquisition of controlling interest in the company by Simply Secure Limited a company owned by Kevin Gordon and Rob Mayo-Smith, resulting in a 552 percent rise in the volume of stocks traded, with the value jumping 501 percent more than stocks traded on Wednesday.
Trading resulted in an exchange of 39 securities down from 40 on Wednesday and ended with prices of 15 rising, 20 declining and four closing unchanged and ended with the Junior Market Index popping 35.57 points to to end trading at 3,756.83, thus recovering 40 percent of yesterday’s loss of 87.25 points.
The market closed with trading of 58,236,687 shares for $126,195,317 compared with 8,929,651 units at $20,998,580 on Wednesday.
Trading averaged 1,493,248 shares at $3,235,777 compared with 223,241 units at $524,965 on Wednesday with the month to date, averaging 361,089 units at $653,959 compared to 198,758 stock units at $283,771 on the previous day and June with an average of 318,732 units at $696,979.
tTech led trading with 52.01 million shares for 89.3 percent of total volume followed by Jamaican Teas with 3.01 million stocks for 5.2 percent of the day’s trade and iCreate with 553,176 units for 0.9 percent market share.
The Junior Market ended trading with an average PE Ratio of 12.7, based on last traded prices in conjunction with earnings projected by ICInsider.com for the financial years ending around August 2025.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows one stock ended with a bid higher than the last selling price and four with lower offers.
At the close, Access Financial sank $1.55 in closing at $19.95 in an exchange of a mere 182 shares, Caribbean Assurance Brokers gained 25 cents to close at $3.75 with 587 stocks clearing the market, Derrimon Trading rose 23 cents to end at $2.09 and closed after an exchange of 200 shares. Express Catering advanced 20 cents and ended at $4.05 in switching ownership of 10,790 stock units, Fontana dipped 7 cents to close at $7.88 after a transfer of 28,765 shares, Future Energy popped 14 cents to finish at $3.39, with 23,921 stock units crossing the exchange. Honey Bun fell 26 cents to $8.63 in trading 7,290 stocks, ISP Finance climbed $6.30 in closing at $27.30 after an exchange of just 2 units, Jamaican Teas dropped 25 cents to $2.15 in trading 3,010,199 stocks. Knutsford Express shed 10 cents and ended at $10.90, with 6,685 units changing hands, Mailpac Group declined 10 cents to end at $2.06 with traders dealing in 462,596 shares, Main Event lost 29 cents to close at $12.50 in an exchange of 10 stock units. MFS Capital Partners increased 12 cents to 98 cents after trading 50 shares, Omni Industries slipped 8 cents to close at $1.05 with a transfer of 109,639 stocks, Paramount Trading rallied 9 cents and ended at $1.08 with investors swapping 17,203 units. Regency Petroleum sank 21 cents to finish at $2.31 with 49,600 stock units crossing the market and tTech rose 25 cents to end at $2.30 with investors trading 52,014,452 shares, representing 49 percent of the issued shares.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Big drop for Junior Market

Stocks plunged the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange sharply lower on Wednesday, with the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator pointed to at the close on Tuesday with only 1 stock having a higher bid than the last selling price and 7 with lower offers with trading in 40 securities up from 39 on Tuesday and ended with prices of 12 rising, 21 declining and seven unchanged, resulting in the Junior Market Index sinking 87.25 points to end at 3,721.26.
Investors traded 8,929,651 shares with a 141 percent increase in value to $20,998,580 compared with 8,664,446 units at $8,710,916 on Tuesday.
Trading averaged 223,241 shares at $524,965 compared with 222,165 stock units at $223,357 on Tuesday with the month to date, averaging 198,758 units at $283,771 compared to 194,536 stock units at $242,186 on the previous day and June with an average of 318,732 units at $696,979.
Future Energy led trading with 3.03 million shares for 33.9 percent of total volume followed by Omni Industries with 1.36 million units for 15.3 percent of the day’s trade and Indies Pharma with 972,611 units for 10.9 percent market share.
The Junior Market ended trading with an average PE Ratio of 12.7, based on last traded prices in conjunction with earnings projected by ICInsider.com for the financial years ending around August 2025.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows seven stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and six with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Derrimon Trading skidded 24 cents and ended at $1.86 with traders dealing in 198,318 shares, Dolla Financial lost 7 cents to end at $2.55 as investors exchanged 88,998 stocks, Dolphin Cove climbed 25 cents to close at $23.50, with 9,320 shares passing through the market. Elite Diagnostic dropped 31 cents in closing at $1.59 with investors swapping 46,819 stock units, Fosrich fell 10 cents to $2.18 in an exchange of 571,669 shares, Future Energy declined 15 cents to finish at $3.25 with stakeholders trading 3,028,915 stocks. Honey Bun rose 9 cents and ended at $8.89 after a transfer of 30,588 units, Indies Pharma sank 15 cents to $2.50, with 972,611 stock units changing hands, ISP Finance dropped $6.45 to close at $21 after 17,383 shares were traded. JFP Ltd gained 8 cents to end at $1.15, with 52,050 stock units crossing the market, Knutsford Express popped 25 cents in closing at $11 with investors transferring 819 units, Limners and Bards shed 44 cents to finish at $1.54 after an exchange of 106,028 stocks. Main Event advanced 30 cents to $12.79 after 2,852 shares passed through the market, MFS Capital Partners dipped 13 cents to close at 86 cents in switching ownership of 485,584 stock units, Paramount Trading sank 15 cents to finish at a 52 weeks’ low of 99 cents with an exchange of 1,382 stocks. Tropical Battery rallied 7 cents and ended at $2.19 in trading 163,533 units and tTech dipped 25 cents in closing at $2.05 after an exchange of 52 stocks.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Junior Market end of quarter rally

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Stocks jumped higher for the week to close out the month fractionally higher than in May after a 5.2 percent surge in the final week of June and the second quarter of the year on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange ended Friday, but still closed the half year 0.01 percent lower than the close of 2023, with trading in 41 securities compared with 43 on Thursday and ending with prices of 23 rising, 13 declining and five unchanged.
The market closed with a 159 percent jump in the volume of stocks traded, with a 26 percent rise in value over Thursday with trading of 50,135,125 shares for $113,211,858 up from 19,386,471 units at $89,851,378 on Thursday.
Trading averaged 1,222,808 shares at $2,761,265 compared with 450,848 units at $2,089,567 on Thursday with the month to date, averaging 318,732 units at $696,979 up from 271,027 stocks at $588,052 on the previous day and May with an average of 451,257 units at $953,021.
The five leading trades on Friday are, Dolla Financial leading with 11.33 million shares for 22.6 percent of total volume followed by Express Catering with 5.20 million units for 10.4 percent of the day’s trade, Omni Industries with 5.12 million units for 10.2 percent market share, Future Energy with 4.64 million units for 9.3 percent market share, Lasco Financial with 2.72 million units for 5.4 percent market share and Jetcon Corporation with 2.63 million units for 5.2 percent of total volume.
At the close of trading, the Junior Market Index gained 37.12 points to end trading at 3,843.23.
The Junior Market ended trading with an average PE Ratio of 13.3, based on last traded prices in conjunction with earnings projected by ICInsider.com for the financial years ending around August 2025.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows five stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close, Access Financial climbed $1.18 to end at $21.93 in switching ownership of 2,505 stock shares, AMG Packaging popped 12 cents to $3.29, with 16,168 shares changing hands, Blue Power rallied 49 cents to finish at a 52 weeks’ high of $4.38 as 470,096 stocks passed through the market. Caribbean Assurance Brokers skidded 44 cents and ended at $3.31 in trading 5,953 units, Consolidated Bakeries increased 9 cents in closing at $1.98 with just 6 shares clearing the market, Derrimon Trading rose 7 cents to close at $2.27 with investors dealing in 111,331 stocks. Dolla Financial gained 58 cents to close at $3 in an exchange of 11,327,707 units, with the price hitting a 52 weeks’ intraday high of $3.05, before pulling back. Edufocal ended trading 2,187,391 at a 52 weeks’ closing low of 56 cents but traded as low as 51 cents as the price slipped by 2 cents at the close. Fosrich advanced 9 cents and ended at $2.39 in trading 2,582,919 stock units, Future Energy popped 40 cents in closing at $3.65 after a transfer of 4,638,302 shares. Honey Bun lost 12 cents to finish at $8.87 with investors swapping 23,909 units, Indies Pharma gained 14 cents to end at $2.79 after an exchange of 426,862 stocks, ISP Finance rose $4.99 to close at $29.95, with 10,795 stock units crossing the market. Knutsford Express dipped $1.47 to close at $10 with investors trading 106 shares, Lasco Financial rallied 25 cents to finish at $1.95 in an exchange of 2,723,094 units, Limners and Bards sank 12 cents and ended at $1.55 after 500 stocks changed hands. Main Event slipped 19 cents to close at $12.50 after an exchange of 510 stock units, Paramount Trading fell 16 cents in closing at $1.15, with 58,293 shares crossing the market, Regency Petroleum increased 16 cents to end at $2.45 with an exchange of 2,324,619 stock units. Spur Tree Spices shed 10 cents in closing at $2.30, with 276,471 stocks crossing the exchange and tTech declined 39 cents to $2.10 with traders dealing in 1,715 units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

End of quarter rally for Jamaican stocks

The Jamaica stock market closed higher on the back of increased trading activity to close out another month and quarter for the Jamaica Stock Exchange, with the major market indices closing higher on a day when the number and value of stocks changing hands surged sharply over the previous trading day, resulting in prices of 40 shares rising and 36 declining.
At the close of the market, the JSE Combined Market Index rose 1,723.87 points to 332,526.55, the All Jamaican Composite Index increased 3,166.41 points to 358,136.59, the JSE Main Index climbed 1,525.91 points to close trading at 318,919.87. The Junior Market Index popped 37.12 points to 3,843.23, fractionally higher than the close in June and the JSE USD Market Index rallied 1.70 points to settle at 236.67.
At the close of trading, 78,640,697 shares were exchanged in all three markets, up from 33,319,433 units on Thursday, with the value of stocks traded on the Junior and Main markets amounted to $326.65 million, well above the $189.89 million on the previous trading day and the JSE USD market closed with an exchange of 1,447,374 shares for US$79,036 compared to 245,101 units at US$5,275 on Thursday.
In Main Market activity, Wigton Windfarm led trading with 14.05 million shares followed by Sagicor Select Financial Fund with 2.64 million stocks, Transjamaican Highway was next with 2.45 million shares and Supreme Ventures with 1.56 million units.
In the Junior Market, Dolla Financial led trading with 11.33 million shares followed by Express Catering with 5.20 million units, Omni Industries was next with 5.12 million stocks, Future Energy ended with 4.64 million shares, Lasco Financial closed with 2.72 million stock units and Jetcon Corporation with 2.63 million units.
In the preference segment, Jamaica Public Service 7% rose $6.47 to close at $47.97, JMMB Group 7% preference share rallied 42 cents to $2.76, 138 Student Living preference share increased $19.55 to end at $200 and Sygnus Credit Investments C10.5% skidded $2 in closing at $108.
The market’s PE ratio, the most popular measure used to value stocks, ended at 20.9 on 2023-24 earnings and 14 times those for 2024-25 at the close of trading. ICInsider.com PE ratio chart and the more detailed daily charts provide investors with regularly updated information to help decision-making.
The PE ratio chart covers all ordinary shares on the Jamaica Stock Exchange, grouped by industry, allowing for easy comparisons within a sector and the overall market. The EPS & PE ratios are based on 2023 and 2024 actual or projected earnings, excluding major one off items.
Pertinent information is required to navigate numerous investment options successfully in the stock market. The ICInsider.com PE ratio chart and the more detailed daily report charts provide investors with regularly updated information to help decision-making.
The chart should be used in making rational decisions when investing in stocks close to the average for the sector, not going too far from it unless there are compelling reasons to do so. This approach helps to remove emotions from investment decisions and place them on fundamentals while at the same time not being too far from the majority of investors. Investors who buy when the price of a stock is close to the average will find that they are not inclined to overpay for a stock.
The net asset value of each company is reported as a guide for investors to quickly assess the value of stocks based on this measure. The chart also shows daily changes in stock prices and the percentage year to date price movement based on the last traded prices.
Dividends paid or payable and yields for each company are shown in the Main and Junior Markets’ daily report charts, along with the closing volume of the highest bid and the lowest offer for each company.

Huge bump in Junior Market trading

Stocks closed 152.71 points higher for the week to Thursday after the Junior Market Index climbed 34.92 points to end the day at 3,806.11, following a burst of trading with a 43 percent surge in the volume of stocks traded, with a 309 percent greater value than Wednesday after activity in 43 securities down from 46 on Wednesday, ending with prices of 21 rising, 15 declining leaving seven unchanged.
The market closed on Thursday with an exchange of 19,386,471 shares at $89,851,378 up from 13,584,564 units at $21,955,901 on Wednesday.
Trading averaged 450,848 shares at $2,089,567 compared to 295,317 units at $477,302 on Wednesday. Trading for the month to date ends with an average of 271,027 units at $588,052 compared to 260,492 stock units at $500,089 on the previous day and May with an average of 451,257 units at $953,021.
Honey Bun led trading with 8.08 million shares for 41.7 percent of total volume followed by ONE on ONE Educational with 2.95 million units for 15.2 percent of the day’s trade, Derrimon Trading ended with 2.01 million stocks for 10.4 percent market share, EduFocal contributed 1.42 million shares for 7.3 percent of market trade and Mailpac Group with 1.13 million units for 5.8 percent of total volume.
The Junior Market ended trading with an average PE Ratio of 13.2, based on last traded prices and earnings projected by ICInsider.com for the financial year ending around August 2025.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows no stock ending with a bid higher than the last selling price and seven with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial jumped 75 cents in closing at $20.75 with an exchange of 49 stocks, AMG Packaging declined 11 cents to close at $3.17 with 10,314 units clearing the market, Caribbean Cream popped 23 cents to close at $3.80 as investors traded a mere 834 shares. Express Catering sank 29 cents to finish at $3.96 with a transfer of 16,754 stock units, Fontana rallied 12 cents and ended at $8.24 after 12,003 shares passed through the market, Future Energy rose 20 cents to end at $3.25 and closed with 259,981 units changing hands. Honey Bun gained 69 cents to close at a 52 weeks’ high of $8.99 after an exchange of 8,079,113 stocks, Iron Rock Insurance climbed 28 cents to end at $2.18 with investors trading just one stock unit, Jetcon Corporation advanced 10 cents in closing at 95 cents in an exchange of 921,548 shares. Knutsford Express popped 37 cents and ended at $11.47, with 10,000 stock units crossing the market, Omni Industries rose 10 cents to finish at $1.20 in switching ownership of 44,862 units and Paramount Trading climbed 11 cents to close at $1.31 after an exchange of 34,285 stocks.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Junior Market adds 118 points in 3 days

The Junior Market Index climbed 30.50 points to close at 3,771.19.and in the process added nearly 118 points in just three days as trading activity closed on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange Wednesday, with trading in 46 securities up from 41 on Tuesday and ending with prices of 19 rising, 16 declining and 11 closing unchanged following a 14 percent rise in the volume of stocks traded, with a 20 percent higher value than Tuesday.
The Junior Market closed trading of 13,584,564 shares for $21,955,901 up from 11,922,796 units at $18,343,744 on Tuesday.
Trading averaged 295,317 shares at $477,302 slightly more than 290,800 units at $447,408 trading on Tuesday with the month to date, averaging 260,492 units at $500,089, with little change from 258,164 stock units at $501,613 on the previous day and May with an average of 451,257 units at $953,021.
Omni Industries led trading with 4.55 million shares for 33.5 percent of total volume followed by Derrimon Trading with 1.43 million units for 10.6 percent of the day’s trade and Jamaican Teas with 1.39 million units for 10.3 percent of the day’s trade.
The Junior Market ended trading with an average PE Ratio of 12.9, based on last traded prices in conjunction with earnings projected by ICInsider.com for the financial years ending around August 2025.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows three stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and six with lower offers.
At the close of the market on Wednesday, Access Financial climbed $1 to close at $20 after 3,043 stock units passed through the market, AMG Packaging increased 39 cents to $3.28 with investors swapping 8 shares, Blue Power skidded 7 cents and ended at $3.89 after an exchange of a mere 3 stocks. CAC 2000 lost 10 cents to finish at $3 in trading 14 units, Cargo Handlers popped $1.19 in closing at $13.19, with 1,002 stocks clearing the market, Caribbean Assurance Brokers rallied 29 cents to $3.80 as stakeholders exchanged 7,378 units. Caribbean Cream declined 23 cents in closing at $3.57 with a transfer of 6,588 shares, Elite Diagnostic rose 10 cents to $1.55 after an exchange of 19,664 stock units, Express Catering gained 23 cents to end at $4.25 with traders transferring 18,255 shares. Fontana shed 47 cents and ended at $8.12 in an exchange of 118,183 stock units, Future Energy dropped 13 cents to finish at $3.05 with dealings in 176,023 units, ISP Finance advanced 71 cents to close at $24.96 after a transfer of just one stock unit. Knutsford Express fell 10 cents to $11.10, with 279 shares crossing the exchange, Limners and Bards rose 20 cents to finish at $1.68 with 50,000 stocks changing hands, Medical Disposables rose 28 cents to $2.16 after an exchange of 26 units. MFS Capital Partners slipped 7 cents to close at $1 after stakeholders traded 839,936 stocks, Omni Industries popped 8 cents in closing at $1.10 after an exchange of 4,546,653 shares, One Great Studio added 7 cents to end at 86 cents and closed with 472,449 stocks being traded. Paramount Trading sank 9 cents to $1.20 in switching ownership of 130,555 stocks, Regency Petroleum climbed 8 cents and ended at $2.25, with 42,756 stock units crossing the market, Spur Tree Spices advanced 13 cents to end at $2.44 with investors trading 62,306 shares and Tropical Battery dipped 7 cents in closing at $2.15 with 25,595 units crossing the market.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

All JSE markets rose

More stocks were traded on the Main Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange than was the case on Wednesday, with the value of stocks traded rising above Tuesday’s levels as all the major market indices closed higher, as prices of 38 stocks gained and 30 declined.
At the close of the market, the JSE Combined Market Index climbed 1,589.37 points to 332720.64, the All Jamaican Composite Index rose 803.03 points to 357,537.00, the JSE Main Index rallied 1,434.43 points to close at 319,656.54. The Junior Market Index rallied 30.50 points to end the day at 3,771.19 and the JSE USD Market Index jumped 17.10 points to wrap-up trading at 236.20.
At the close of trading, 26,869,332 shares were exchanged in all three markets, up from 24,524,466 units on Tuesday, with the value of stocks traded on the Junior and Main markets amounted to $135.02 million, more than the $121.12 million on the previous trading day and the JSE USD market closed with an exchange of 137,354 shares for US$22,495 compared to 1,221,116 units at US$112,024 on Tuesday.
In Main Market activity, Transjamaican Highway led trading with 3.08 million shares followed by Wigton Windfarm with 2.12 million units and Sygnus Credit Investments with 1.33 million stocks.
In Junior Market trading, Omni Industries led trading with 4.55 million shares followed by Derrimon Trading with 1.43 million stock units and Jamaican Teas with 1.39 million stocks.
In the preference segment, Productive Business Solutions 10.5% preference share rallied $50 to $1,100 and Sygnus Credit Investments C10.5% rose $2 to end at $110.
The market’s PE ratio, the most popular measure used to value stocks, ended at 20.9 on 2023-24 earnings and 13.9 times those for 2024-25 at the close of trading. The ICInsider.com PE ratio chart along with the more detailed daily charts provide investors with  updated information to help decision-making.
The PE ratio chart covers all ordinary shares on the Jamaica Stock Exchange, grouped by industry, allowing for easy comparisons within a sector and the overall market. The EPS & PE ratios are based on 2023 and 2024 actual or projected earnings, excluding major one off items.
Pertinent information is required to navigate numerous investment options successfully in the stock market. The ICInsider.com PE ratio chart and the more detailed daily report charts provide investors with regularly updated information to help decision-making.
The chart should be used in making rational decisions when investing in stocks close to the average for the sector, not going too far from it unless there are compelling reasons to do so. This approach helps to remove emotions from investment decisions and place them on fundamentals while at the same time not being too far from the majority of investors. Investors who buy when the price of a stock is close to the average will find that they are not inclined to overpay for a stock.
The net asset value of each company is reported as a guide for investors to quickly assess the value of stocks based on this measure. The chart also shows daily changes in stock prices and the percentage year to date price movement based on the last traded prices.
Dividends paid or payable and yields for each company are shown in the Main and Junior Markets’ daily report charts, along with the closing volume of the highest bid and the lowest offer for each company.

Junior Market surges 61 points

Prices of 27 rose, with only 10 declining and four closing unchanged and pushed the market index up nearly 61 points, following Monday’s 27 points rise resulting from trading in 41 securities compared with 42 on Monday at the close of the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Tuesday, resulting in a 73 percent decline in the volume of stocks traded, with a 77 percent lower value than on Monday.
Trading ended with 11,922,796 shares for $18,343,744 down from 44,365,992 units at $81,000,955 on Monday.
Trading averaged 290,800 shares at $447,408 compared to 1,056,333 units at $1,928,594 on Monday with the month to date, averaging 258,164 stock units at $501,613 compared to 256,096 units at $505,047 on the previous day and May with an average of 451,257 units at $953,021.
iCreate led trading with 1.83 million shares for 15.4 percent of total volume followed by Omni Industries with 1.56 million stocks for 13.1 percent of the day’s trade, Jamaican Teas contributed 1.40 million units for 11.7 percent market share and Fosrich ended with 1.05 million shares for 8.8 percent of total volume. Edufocal traded at an intraday 52 weeks’ low of 53 cents before rebounding back to 60 cents at the close while Omni Industries traded at the lowest price of $1.02 since listing.
At the close of trading, the Junior Market Index surged 60.76 points to close trading at 3,740.69.
The Junior Market ended trading with an average PE Ratio of 12.7, based on last traded prices in conjunction with earnings projected by ICInsider.com for financial years ending around August 2025.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows four stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and four with lower offers.
At the close of trading on Tuesday, CAC 2000 rallied 10 cents in closing at $3.10 after 9,852 stocks passed through the market, Caribbean Assurance Brokers shed 32 cents to close at $3.51 in an exchange of 2,918 units, Caribbean Cream rose 24 cents to finish at $3.80 with traders dealing in 3,079 shares. Consolidated Bakeries gained 35 cents and ended at $1.90 after a transfer of 220,435 stock units, Derrimon Trading popped 26 cents to end at $2.20 with investors swapping 759,894 shares, Elite Diagnostic sank 10 cents to close at $1.45 after an exchange of 366,599 units. Express Catering dipped 38 cents to $4.02 in trading 2,493 stocks, Fontana advanced 34 cents and ended at $8.59 with 7,747 stock units changing hands, Fosrich increased 8 cents to end at $2.30 as investors exchanged 1,047,630 shares. Honey Bun climbed 18 cents in closing at $8.35 in switching ownership of 7,636 stock units, iCreate rose 8 cents to finish at 68 cents with trading of 1,834,027 stocks, Iron Rock Insurance rallied 10 cents to close at $1.90 after a mere 897 units crossed the market. Knutsford Express gained 55 cents to $11.20 with an exchange of 838 shares, Mailpac Group climbed 12 cents to close at $2.27 and closed with an exchange of 254,374 stocks, MFS Capital Partners popped 13 cents and ended at $1.07 with investors trading 613,128 units and tTech gained 14 cents to finish at $2.49 in an exchange of 12,958 stock units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Junior Market surges as Main Market pops

The Junior Market closed with a big jump of nearly 61 points at the end of trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Tuesday, the Main Market Index popped marginally higher as well as the JSE USD market with trading ended with the number and value of stocks changing hands falling, compared with the previous trading day, resulting in prices of 48 shares rising and 24 declining.
At the close of trading, the JSE Combined Market Index climbed 564.71 points to 331,131.27, the All Jamaican Composite Index rallied 937.75 points to 356,733.97, the JSE Main Index advanced 139.64 points to 318,222.11. The Junior Market Index jumped 60.76 points to 3,740.69 and the JSE USD Market Index rose 0.42 points to 219.10.
At the close of trading, 24,524,466 shares were exchanged in all three markets, down from 58,069,711 units on Monday, with the value of stocks traded on the Junior and Main markets amounted to $121.12 million, well below the $253.35 million on the previous trading day and the JSE USD market closed with an exchange of 1,221,116 shares for US$112,024 compared to 3,378 units at US$273 on Monday.
In Main Market activity, Sagicor Select Financial Fund led trading with 3.39 million shares followed by Transjamaican Highway with 1.57 million stock units and Carreras with 1.17 million units.
In Junior Market trading, iCreate led trading with 1.83 million shares followed by Omni Industries with 1.56 million stock units, Jamaican Teas with 1.40 million shares and Fosrich with 1.05 million units.
In the preference segment, Eppley 7.75% preference share climbed $1.42 in closing at $19.99 and 138 Student Living preference share slipped $23.96 to finish at $135.74.
The market’s PE ratio, the most popular measure used to value stocks, ended at 20.4 on 2023-24 earnings and 13.7 times those for 2024-25 at the close of trading. The ICInsider.com PE ratio chart and detailed daily charts provide investors with regularly updated information to help decision-making.
The PE ratio chart covers all ordinary shares on the Jamaica Stock Exchange, grouped by industry, allowing for easy comparisons within a sector and the overall market. The EPS & PE ratios are based on 2023 and 2024 actual or projected earnings, excluding major one off items.
Pertinent information is required to navigate numerous investment options successfully in the stock market. The ICInsider.com PE ratio chart and a more detailed daily charts provide investors with regularly updated information to help decision-making.
The chart should be used in making rational decisions when investing in stocks close to the average for the sector, not going too far from it unless there are compelling reasons to do so. This approach helps to remove emotions from investment decisions and place them on fundamentals while at the same time not being too far from the majority of investors. Investors who buy when the price of a stock is close to the average will find that they are not inclined to overpay for a stock.
The net asset value of each company is reported as a guide for investors to quickly assess the value of stocks based on this measure. The chart also shows daily changes in stock prices and the percentage year to date price movement based on the last traded prices.
Dividends paid or payable and yields for each company are shown in the Main and Junior Markets’ daily report charts, along with the closing volume of the highest bid and the lowest offer for each company.

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