Fractional pull back for Juniors

On Wednesday, trading volume and value differed moderately from Tuesday, leading the Jamaica Stock Exchange Junior Market into a mild fall after 38 securities changed hands compared to 37 on Tuesday and ending with 13 rising, 18 declining and seven, closing unchanged.

At the close, the Junior Market Index slipped 10.08 points to settle at 3,279.34, after opening at 3,343.21. The PE Ratio, a measure used to compute appropriate stock values averages 13. The PE ratio of each stock is shown in the chart below, is based on earnings forecasted by ICInsider.com for companies whose financial year ends up to July 2022.
Trading garnered 6,124,546 shares for $19,675,741 compared to 5,877,002 units at $21,013,738 on Tuesday .Limners and Bards led trading with 3.05 million shares for 49.8 percent of total volume, followed by Lumber Depot 690,002 units with 11.3 percent of the day’s trade and Mailpac Group with 553,692 units for 9 percent market share. There was an average of 161,172 units at $517,783 in contrast to an average of 158,838 at $567,939 on Tuesday. The average or the month to date amounts to 84,959,068 units at $296,570,085 in contrast to 182,066 units at $639,479.
Trading averaged 161,172 shares at $517,783 in contrast to 158,838 shares at $567,939 on Tuesday. Trading month to date, averages 180,380 units at $629,660, compared to 182,066 units at $639,479 on Tuesday. September closed with an average of 207,032 units at $668,264.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows five stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
In trading, Access Financial declined $1.25 to $17.25 after exchanging 12,651 shares, AMG Packaging fell 18 cents to $1.75 while trading 358,000 stocks, as investors reacted to the release of full year results of 12 cents per share, up from 11 cents in 2020. Blue Power rose 26 cents to $3.31 after 69,451 units crossed the market, Cargo Handlers popped 20 cents to close at $8 in switching ownership of 672 stock units, Caribbean Assurance Brokers lost 8 cents and ended at $1.65 in an exchange of 32,751 units, Caribbean Cream shed 65 cents to end at $5.55, with 24,294 stocks clearing the market. Consolidated Bakeries dropped 12 cents at $1.61 while trading 2,000 shares, Dolphin Cove shed $2.05 to $8.20 after exchanging 5,000 stock units, Elite Diagnostic fell 12 cents in closing at $2.98 with 217,117 shares changing hands. Everything Fresh increased 8 cents to close at 96 cents after 1,206 stock units changed hands, Express Catering lost 13 cents to close at $4.77 trading 59,791 stocks, Fontana gained 9 cents to end at $6.45 with the swapping of 64,340 units. Fosrich climbed 10 cents to $8.20 in exchanging 950 units, Honey Bun fell 10 cents in closing at $8.60, with 620 shares crossing the market, Jamaican Teas rallied 8 cents to $4.38 with an exchange of 119,546 stocks. Lasco Distributors spiked 15 cents to end at $3.75 in trading 46,113 stock units, Lasco Financial declined 14 cents to close at $3.09, with 32,429 stocks changing hands, Main Event dropped 15 cents to $4.14 after exchanging 1,240 stock units. Stationery and Office Supplies shed 50 cents ending at $6 in trading 1,600 shares and tTech advanced 42 cents in closing at $4.67 after 3,090 units crossed the exchange.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Mild slip for Junior Market

Trading closed Thursday, on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Junior Market with a 16 percent fall in the volume of stocks traded on Wednesday after marginally less funds passed through the market and leaving the market index slipping by the slimmest of margins.
At the close, the Junior Market Index dipped 0.29 points to settle at 3,305.34 after market activity led to trading in 36 securities down from 38 on Wednesday and ending, with 14 rising, 12 declining and 10 closing unchanged.
The PE Ratio, a measure used to compute appropriate stock values, averages 12.7. The PE ratio of each stock is shown in the chart below, is based on earnings forecasted by ICInsider.com for companies with their financial year ending up to April 2022.
At close, 4,213,606 shares traded for $15,623,313 down from 5,024,379 units at $15,818,690 on Wednesday. Lumber Depot led trading with 1.55 million shares for 36.7 percent of total volume followed by Limners and Bards 535,900 units with 12.7 percent of the day’s trade and Cargo Handlers 501,000 units with 11.9 percent market share.
Trading averaged 117,045 shares at $433,981 versus 132,221 shares at $416,281 on Wednesday and month to date, an average of 180,323 units at $630,258, from 187,247 units at $651,735 on Wednesday. September closed with an average of 207,032 units at $668,264.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows three stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and one with a lower offer.
At the close, Access Financial increased 90 cents to end at $18.90 after exchanging 5,550 shares, Blue Power climbed 13 cents in ending at $3.38, with 3,420 stocks crossing the market, Caribbean Assurance Brokers rallied 7 cents in closing at $1.77 after an exchange of 6,893 units. Caribbean Flavours popped 7 cents to $1.96 after trading 24,567 stock units, Derrimon Trading lost 19 cents to $2.35 while exchanging 22,043 shares, Fontana declined 28 cents to close at $6.40 after 79,793 stock units changed hands. General Accident rose 13 cents $5.45 in an exchange of 19,000 units, Honey Bun fell 35 cents to $8.70 with the swapping of 6,684 stocks, iCreate dropped 12 cents to 89 cents crossing, with 191,451 units passing through the market. ISP Finance advanced $5 to end at a record high of $40 after finishing trading of 200 shares, Jamaican Teas gained 10 cents to close at $4.15 with an exchange of 452,530 stock units, KLE Group shed 15 cents in ending at $1.15 in exchanging 500 stocks. Knutsford Express declined 10 cents to end at $8.10 in trading 503 units, Lasco Manufacturing dipped 10 cents to $4.60 with 5,361 shares changing hands, Lumber Depot lost 12 cents in closing at $2.85 trading 1,545,090 stock units. Main Event popped 11 cents to $3.76 in switching ownership of 600 stocks and Stationery and Office Supplies climbed 50 cents to end at $6.50 trading 10,000 units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Trading picks up for Junior Market

Trading picked up on Wednesday, with a 37 percent rise in the volume of stocks trading, accompanied by 43 percent higher value than on Tuesday, leading the Jamaica Stock Exchange Junior Market to close with a modest rise of 13.17 points Market Index 3,305.63.
A total of 38 securities traded compared to 36 on Tuesday and ended with 15 rising, 14 declining and nine, closing unchanged.
The PE Ratio, a measure used to compute appropriate stock values, averages 12.6 based on ICInsider.com’s 2021-22 earnings forecast.
Trading ended with 5,024,379 shares changing hands for $15,818,690 compared to 3,674,474 units at $11,048,134 on Tuesday. Lumber Depot led trading with 1.57 million shares to control 31.3 percent of total volume, followed by Derrimon Trading with 842,422 units for 16.8 percent of the day’s trade and iCreate 674,498 units with 13.4 percent market share.
Trading averaged 132,221 shares at $416,281 compared to 102,069 shares at $306,893 on Tuesday and month to date averages 187,247 units at $651,735, versus 194,432 units at $682,482 on Tuesday. September closed with an average of 207,032 units at $668,264.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows five stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and four with lower offers.
At the close, Access Financial lost $1.51 to close at $18 in switching ownership of 748 shares, AMG Packaging advanced 12 cents to $1.89 after exchanging 3,717 stock units, CAC 2000 spiked $2.25 to $9.25, trading just ten units. Caribbean Assurance Brokers shed 5 cents to end at $1.70 in exchanging 1,498 stock units, Caribbean Cream declined 35 cents to $6.40, with 7,584 units crossing the market, Caribbean Flavours fell 7 cents to $1.89, with 105,383 shares crossing the exchange. Consolidated Bakeries popped 5 cents to $1.55 after 5,396 stocks changed hands, Derrimon Trading climbed 23 cents to close at $2.54 trading 842,422 units, Dolphin Cove rose 25 cents to $10.25 while exchanging 777 stock units. Everything Fresh dropped 5 cents to 93 cents after exchanging 2,626 shares, Express Catering fell 30 cents to close at $5 with an exchange of 35,066 stocks, Fontana rose 37 cents to $6.68 in trading 132,792 units. Fosrich gained 8 cents to $8.20 after an exchange of 1,324 stocks, Future Energy Source rallied 9 cents to $2.64, with 298,186 shares clearing the market, Honey Bun rallied 50 cents to $9.05 with the swapping of 19,923 units. Jamaican Teas advanced 5 cents to $4.05 in trading 202,484 stock units, KLE Group climbed 11 cents to $1.30, with 40,000 units changing hands, Lasco Manufacturing increased 16 cents to end at $4.70 in trading 18,613 stocks. Limners and Bards shed 15 cents to $3.52 with the swapping of 42,598 shares, Main Event declined 85 cents to close at $3.65 after trading 7,226 stock units and Medical Disposables spiked 43 cents to close at $5.24 while exchanging 18,600 stock units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Trading dives on Junior Market

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Trading levels dived on Tuesday, with the volume traded declining 56 percent and the value dropping 69 percent below trading on Monday at the close of the Jamaica Stock Exchange Junior Market, leaving the market index with a moderate gain.
Thirty six securities traded compared to 37 on Monday and ended, with 15 rising, 14 declining and seven, closing unchanged.
The Junior Market Index increased 14.76 points to 3,292.46. The PE Ratio, a measure used in computing appropriate stock values, averages 12.7 based on ICInsider.com’s 2021-22 earnings forecast.
Overall, 3,674,474 shares traded at $11,048,134 versus 8,315,636 units at $36,059,912 on Monday. Jamaican Teas led trading with 1.29 million shares and accounted for 35.2 percent of total volume, followed by iCreate, with 741,545 units for 20.2 percent of the day’s trade and Future Energy Source with 665,429 units for 18.1 percent market share.
Trading averaged 102,069 shares at $306,893 in contrast to 224,747 shares at $974,592 on Monday. Trading month to date, averages 194,432 units at $682,482, compared to 207,472 units at $735,506 on Monday. September closed with an average of 207,032 units at $668,264.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows four stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and four with lower offers.
At the close, Access Financial shed 19 cents at $19.51 in trading 1,400 shares, AMG Packaging declined 13 cents to $1.77, with 08 stocks crossing the exchange, Blue Power gained 25 cents to end at $3.25 in an exchange of 2,730 units. Caribbean Assurance Brokers fell 5 cents to $1.75 after 28,957 stock units crossed the market, Caribbean Cream popped 5 cents to $6.75, with an exchange of 9,807 units, Consolidated Bakeries dropped 30 cents in closing at $1.50 in switching ownership of 56,508 shares. Dolphin Cove rallied 31 cents to $10 while exchanging 4,709 stock units, Express Catering spiked 30 cents to $5.30 with the swapping of 2,000 stocks, Fontana fell 9 cents to $6.31, with 68,036 shares changing hands. Honey Bun fell 45 cents to $8.55 in exchanging 7,630 stocks, iCreate increased 13 cents to $1.05 trading 741,545 units, Jamaican Teas lost 8 cents in closing at $4 with an exchange of 1,294,858 stock units. Jetcon Corporation rose 10 cents to $1.10 after exchanging 24,380 stock units, KLE Group climbed 6 cents to close at $1.19, trading 1,000 shares, Knutsford Express advanced 20 cents to $8.20, with 7,056 units crossing the market. Lasco Distributors declined 10 cents to $3.60 after exchanging 18,491 stocks, Lasco Manufacturing shed 11 cents in closing at $4.54 after trading 21,578 units, Lumber Depot rose 7 cents to $2.97 trading 180,906 shares. Mailpac Group climbed 13 cents to $3.85 with the swapping of 221,732 stock units, Main Event rallied 50 cents to $4.50 trading 650 stocks, Medical Disposables popped 8 cents to close at $4.81 in switching ownership of 5,000 shares. Stationery and Office Supplies dropped 48 cents to $6, with 2,000 stocks clearing the market and tTech spiked 72 cents to $4.79 while exchanging 466 units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Junior jumps to close out week on Friday

Trading closed on Friday, with the volume and value of stocks traded declining by 33 and 36 percent respectively, from Thursday’s trades as the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange enjoyed a positive day to close above the 3,300 mark for the first time since the first day of October.
A total of 37 securities traded as was the case on Thursday and ended with 18 rising, 12 declining and seven closing unchanged as one stock traded at 52 weeks’ high.
The Junior Market Index spiked 38.01 points to end at 3,300.47. The PE Ratio, a measure used in computing appropriate stock values, averages 12.7 based on ICInsider.com’s 2021-22 earnings forecast.
A total of 8,206,423 shares traded for $25,715,250 down from 12,301,366 units at $39,887,095 on Thursday. Lumber Depot led trading with 3.03 million shares and accounted for 36.9 percent of total volume, followed by Jamaican Teas with 2.11 million units for 25.7 percent of the day’s trade and iCreate with 1.08 million units for 13.2 percent market share. Trading averaged 221,795  shares at $695,007 compared to 332,469 shares at $1,078,030 on Thursday. Trading month to date averages 204,540 shares at $694,927, versus 201,012 units at $694,911 on Thursday. September closed with an average of 207,032 units at $668,264.
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, AMG Packaging advanced 23 cents to $1.93 in exchanging 1,795 shares, Blue Power popped 12 cents to $3.37 after exchanging 1,300 units, Caribbean Assurance Brokers lost 16 cents to end at $1.63 in trading 15,158 stocks. Dolphin Cove spiked 69 cents to $9.69 after exchanging 2,867 stock units, Everything Fresh rose 10 cents to 98 cents trading 3,813 units, Express Catering backed off 45 cents to $4.90 with the swapping of 220,444 shares. Fontana dropped 32 cents to $6.07 after 43,768 stock units crossed the exchange, Fosrich increased 7 cents to close at $8.20, trading 15,069 stocks, General Accident gained 15 cents in ending at $5.45 after switching ownership of 34,100 stock units. Honey Bun shed 13 cents to $8.85 in an exchange of 19,883 units, Indies Pharma fell 15 cents in closing at $3.20 while exchanging 52 stocks, Iron Rock Insurance shed 5 cents to $3.30, with 19,870 shares clearing the market. ISP Finance spiked $10 to end at a record $35 with an exchange of 2,855 stock units, Jamaican Teas lost 16 cents to close at $4.18, with 2,110,176 stocks changing hands, Jetcon Corporation climbed 12 cents to $1.13 after 5,000 units crossed the market. Lasco Manufacturing spiked 23 cents to $4.89 with 10,433 shares changing hands, Limners and Bards increased 19 cents to $3.49, with 16,022 shares crossing the exchange, Mailpac Group rose 8 cents to close at $3.68 in trading 301,333 stocks. Main Event declined 9 cents to $4.40, with 300 stock units changing hands, Medical Disposables popped 50 cents to $5.20 after 12,516 units crossed the market and Stationery and Office Supplies fell 20 cents to close at $6 in exchanging 2,456 shares.

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

Trading up on Wednesday

Trading picked up with 43 percent more funds entering the market and driving the volume of stocks traded up 17 percent at the close on Wednesday, over Tuesday’s trades and sent the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange rising moderately, with declining stocks edging out those that rose as the market continues to consolidate.
The number of stocks trading fell to 33, from 37 on Tuesday and ended with 12 rising, 14 declining and seven closing unchanged. The Junior Market Index rose 5.10 points to settle at 3,287.73.
The PE Ratio, a measure used in computing appropriate stock values, averages 12.5 based on ICInsider.com forecasted 2021-22 earnings.
Trading ended with 5,353,446 shares changing hands for $20,594,887 up from 4,576,086 units at $14,364,164 on Tuesday. Jamaican Teas led trading, with 32.2 percent of total volume and 1.72 million shares, followed by Lumber Depot 23.7 percent with 1.27 million units and Future Energy Source 14.8 percent, with 793,771 shares.
Trading averaged 162,226 shares at $624,087 in contrast to 123,678 units at $388,221 on Tuesday. Trading month to date, averages 167,235 shares at $596,470, compared to 168,725 units at $588,260 on Tuesday. September closed with an average of 207,032 units at $668,264.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows four stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and just one with a lower offer.
At the close, AMG Packaging rallied 16 cents to $1.81 after exchanging 13,311 shares, Caribbean Cream fell 20 cents to $6.30 with an exchange of 60,498 stock units, Everything Fresh shed 7 cents to close at 90 cents after trading 21,739 units. Express Catering rose 10 cents to $5.50 switching ownership of 12,270 stocks, Fontana declined 12 cents to $6.40 after exchanging 343,755 units, Honey Bun dropped 15 cents to $8.50, with 155,598 shares clearing the market. Indies Pharma gained 30 cents to end at $3.45 with 1,500 stock units crossing the exchange, Iron Rock Insurance lost 75 cents to close at $3.35 in trading 100 stocks, Jamaican Teas dropped 10 cents in closing at $4.40, with 1,722,319 shares changing hands. Lasco Distributors fell 13 cents to $3.77 after exchanging 48,765 stocks, Lasco Manufacturing climbed 11 cents to $4.80 with the swapping of 2,693 stock units, Mailpac Group shed 14 cents to $3.70 while trading 141,762 units. Medical Disposables declined 9 cents to close at $4.71, with 15,685 stocks crossing the market, Stationery and Office Supplies popped 15 cents in, ending at $6.20 after trading 3,000 units and Tropical Battery rallied 7 cents to end at $1.37 in an exchange of 1,654 shares.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Stocks dived Monday on the Junior Market

Stocks mostly fell in trading closed on Monday, Jamaica Stock Exchange Junior Market, with the volume traded declining  15 percent and the value traded falling 24 percent less than below  Friday’s trades.
Market activity led to 38 securities trading compared to 36 on Friday and ended, with 11 rising, 20 declining and seven, closing unchanged.
The Junior Market Index shed 34.29 points to 3,278.21.
The PE Ratio, a measure used to compute appropriate stock values, averages 12.4 based on  ICInsider.com’s 2021-22 earnings forecast.
Trading ended with 6,492,921 shares changing hands for $22,067,491 down from 7,659,422 units at $28,865,188 on Friday. Jamaican Teas led trading with 49.8 percent of the volume traded, after an exchange of 3.24 million shares, followed by Lumber Depot 18.9 percent, with 1.23 million units and Future Energy Source 10.4 percent after 677,720 shares changed hands.
Trading averaged 170,866 units at $580,723 in contrast to 212,762 shares at $801,811 on Friday. Trading month to date, averages 191,248 units at $688,279. September closed with an average of 207,032 units at $668,264.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows one stock ended with a bid higher than the last selling price and two with lower offers.
At the close, AMG Packaging declined 7 cents to $1.63 in an exchange of 19,888 shares, Blue Power shed 12 cents in closing at $3.25, with 19,781 stock units crossing the exchange, Cargo Handlers fell 19 cents to $7.60 after trading 1,000 units. Caribbean Cream dropped 60 cents to $6.40 with an exchange of 10,000 stock units, Caribbean Flavours lost 7 cents to end at $1.91 in switching ownership of 16,227 stock units, Consolidated Bakeries increased 10 cents to $1.80 while exchanging three shares. Dolphin Cove fell $1 to $9 after exchanging 2,246 units, Express Catering lost 23 cents to end at $5.40 in trading 2,600 stocks, Fontana shed 15 cents in closing at $6.35 in trading 45,705 units. Fosrich climbed 6 cents to close at $8.13, with 15,125 stock units changing hands, Future Energy Source declined 5 cents to $2.65, with 677,720 shares clearing the market, Honey Bun dropped 43 cents to $8.22 trading 22,677 stocks. iCreate fell 5 cents to 75 cents, with 30,100 units crossing the market, Indies Pharma rallied 42 cents in closing at $3.65 with the swapping of 18,292 stock units, Jamaican Teas advanced 33 cents to $4.33 in trading 3,235,514 stocks. Jetcon Corporation rose 13 cents to $1.14 with 165,000 shares crossing the market, Lasco Distributors gained 40 cents to close at $3.90 while exchanging 6,631 stocks, Lasco Financial declined 15 cents to $3 in exchanging 109,786 units. Lasco Manufacturing rallied 7 cents to $4.57 with an exchange of 28,959 shares, Limners and Bards shed 15 cents to $3.35, with 75,791 stock units changing hands, Medical Disposables lost 15 cents to end at $5 after 1,083 units crossed the exchange and Stationery and Office Supplies popped 15 cents to $6.64 after trading 500 shares.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Widespread trading of Junior Market stocks

Trading remained buoyant on Wednesday, with all but one stock contributing to a moderate rise in the volume of stocks trading, with a slightly higher value than on Tuesday, resulting in a slight decline in the market index at the close of market activity on Jamaica Stock Exchange Junior Market.

Jamaican Teas traded the most volume on Wednesday.

At the close, 41 securities traded, up from 33 on Tuesday and ended with 20 rising, 16 declining and five closing unchanged. At the close, the Market Index slipped 6.06 points to 3,257.36. The PE Ratio, a measure used in the computation of appropriate stock values, averages 12.2 based on ICInsider.com’s 2021-22 earnings forecast.
Trading ended with 5,853,269 shares changing hands for $21,419,953 versus 5,606,602 units at $20,018,498 on Tuesday. Jamaican Teas led trading with 36.5 percent of total volume trading after 2.14 million shares, followed by Lumber Depot 14.2 percent, with 828,894 units and Future Energy Source 9.5 percent, with 555,590 shares.
Trading averaged 142,763 units at $522,438, down from 169,897 shares at $606,621 on Tuesday and month to date, an average of 201,678 units at $644,075, compared to 205,042 units at $651,021 on Tuesday. August closed with an average of 464,471 units at $1,258,652.
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 dropped 75 cents to close at $18, after trading 10,319 shares, AMG Packaging gained 19 cents to end at $1.95 in switching ownership of 10,150 stock units, Blue Power lost 35 cents to $3, trading 99,052 units. CAC 2000 dropped 50 cents to end at $8 with an exchange of 200 stocks, Cargo Handlers popped 50 cents in closing at $7 with the swapping of 56,796 stocks, Caribbean Cream advanced 7 cents to $5.99 while exchanging 57,650 stock units. Dolphin Cove fell 29 cents to $9.86 after trading 2,421 shares, Elite Diagnostic popped 25 cents to $3.25, with 416,028 units crossing the market, Fontana climbed 20 cents in closing at $6.50, with 119,211 stock units crossing the exchange. Fosrich rallied 8 cents to end at $8.18 in an exchange of 110,110 units, GWest Corporation shed 5 cents to 90 cents in trading 9,248 shares, Honey Bun dropped 36 cents to close at $8.54 in exchanging 39,989 stocks. Indies Pharma rose 19 cents to end at $3.39 after trading 24,359 stocks, Iron Rock Insurance increased 10 cents to $4.10, after exchanging 1,000 stock units, Jamaican Teas spiked 42 cents to $3.92, with 2,137,175 units clearing the market. Jetcon Corporation rallied 11 cents to $1.16, with 100 shares changing hands, Knutsford Express rose 29 cents to $6.99, with an exchange of 2,865 units, Lasco Distributors rallied 30 cents to $3.90 in switching ownership of 4,988 shares. Lasco Manufacturing shed 20 cents to end at $4.50, with 33,084 stock units clearing the market, Mailpac Group fell 10 cents to $3.65 while exchanging 499,531 stocks, Main Event popped 10 cents to $4.30 in trading 32,995 stocks. Medical Disposables declined 15 cents to $4.85 with 208,597 shares changing hands, Paramount Trading fell 15 cents to 95 cents, with 125,100 stock units crossing the market, Stationery and Office Supplies popped 20 cents to $6 after trading 7,000 units and tTech shed 25 cents in closing at $4.10 with the swapping of 1,314 units.

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

Juniors end with a big bounce

Trading ended on Thursday, with the volume of stocks traded rising 12 percent and the value trading falling 9 percent compared to Wednesday at the close of the Jamaica Stock Exchange Junior Market as the market enjoyed a strong recovery from Wednesday’s loss of near 67 points.
Similar to Wednesday 36 stocks traded ending with 15 rising, 13 declining, with eight unchanged.
The Junior Market Index gained 46.75 points to close at 3,198.90.
The PE Ratio, a measure used in computing appropriate stock values, averages 12.1 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of earnings for 2021-22.
Trading of 6,813,063 shares on Thursday, accounted for $17,345,293 versus 6,071,422 units at $19,121,644 on Wednesday. Future Energy Source led trading with 25.3 percent of total volume after exchanging 1.72 million shares, followed by Lumber Depot 15 percent, with 1.02 million units and SSL Venture with 13.3 percent after trading 907,939 shares.
Trading averaged 189,252 units at $481,814 versus 168,651 shares at $531,157 on Wednesday. Trading month to date, averages 205,687 units at $597,669 compared to 206,702 units at $604,823 on Wednesday. August ended with an average of 464,471 units at $1,258,652.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows two stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and three with lower offers.
At the close, Access Financial fell $2 to $19 with an exchange of 100 shares, AMG Packaging popped 16 cents to  $1.80, with 302,319 stock units crossing the exchange, Cargo Handlers declined 40 cents to $7 in exchanging 33,767 stocks. Caribbean Cream spiked 59 cents in closing at $6.30 in swapping  11,965 units. Caribbean Flavours shed 6 cents to close at $1.84 after 501,831 stocks crossed the market, Consolidated Bakeriesclimbed 27 cents to $1.87, with 10,250 stock units crossing the market. Express Catering increased 69 cents to close at $4.40 in an exchange of 5,800 shares, Fontana gained 10 cents in closing at $6.25 after trading 37,703 units, Future Energy Source popped 9 cents to end at $2.89, with 1,722,635 shares clearing the market. GWest Corporation dropped 10 cents to 85 cents with the swapping of 23,782 stocks, Honey Bun lost 39 cents in closing at $7.61 after exchanging 28,561 stock units, iCreate rallied 5 cents to 80 cents trading 26,596 units. Indies Pharma rose 6 cents to $3.20 while exchanging 68,857 stocks, Jetcon Corporation rallied 6 cents to end at $1.05, with 111,275 units changing hands, Lasco Distributors spiked 6 cents to close at $3.70 in trading 455 stock units. Lasco Manufacturing increased 32 cents to $4.83 after exchanging 10,148 shares, Lumber Depot shed 14 cents to $2.80, with 1,021,891 stock units changing hands, Mailpac Group climbed 10 cents to $3.65 in an exchange of 110,396 stocks. Paramount Trading advanced 5 cents in closing at $1.10 after exchanging 20,075 units, SSL Venture fell 11 cents to close at 63 cents with an exchange of 907,939 shares and Tropical Battery popped 7 cents to $1.34 in exchanging 51,488 stock units.

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

Junior Market pressured on Wednesday

On Wednesday, the Jamaica Stock Exchange Junior Market came under selling pressure, sending the Junior Market Index careening down 66.74 points to 3,152.15, the lowest level since April this year. Thirty-six securities traded compared to 38 on Tuesday and ended with just seven stocks rising, 19 declining and ten unchanged.
The volume of stocks traded on Wednesday declined by 44 percent and the value 46 percent from Tuesday’s levels, with 6,071,422 shares traded for $19,121,644, down from 10,904,334 units at $35,164,246 on Tuesday. Future Energy Source led trading after taking 43.3 percent of the volume with 2.63 million shares, followed by Caribbean Flavours 9.6 percent, with 585,245 units and Derrimon Trading with 424,600 units for 7 percent market share.
Trading averaged 168,651 units at $531,157 versus 286,956 shares at $925,375 on Tuesday and month to date an average of 206,702 units at $604,823, compared to 209,206 units at $609,671 on Tuesday . August closed with an average of 464,471 units at $1,258,652.
The PE Ratio, a measure used to compute appropriate stock values, averages 11.9 based on ICInsider.com’s 2021-22 earnings forecast.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows seven stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and one with a lower offer.
At the close, Access Financial climbed 99 cents to $21 with the swapping of 13,092 shares, AMG Packaging lost 9 cents after ending at $1.64, with 4,975 stock units changing hands, Caribbean Cream shed 29 cents to $5.71, with 15,169 stocks clearing the market. Caribbean Flavours dropped 8 cents to close at $1.90, trading 585,245 units, Derrimon Trading fell 6 cents in closing at $2.25, with 424,600 units crossing the market, Express Catering shed $1.19 to $3.71 after 116,200 stock units crossed the exchange. Fontana popped 5 cents to $6.15 while exchanging 162,093 shares, General Accident dropped 15 cents to $5.15 after an exchange of 300,000 stocks, GWest Corporation popped 10 cents to 95 cents, with an exchange of 3,049 stocks. iCreate lost 5 cents in closing at 75 cents and finished trading of 17,425 stock units. Lasco Distributors fell 16 cents to $3.64 in exchanging 348,491 units, Lasco Manufacturing declined 32 cents to $4.51 in an exchange of 58,283 shares. Limners and Bards shed 20 cents to $3.45 in trading 196,098 units, Mailpac Group fell 13 cents to $3.55 after exchanging 181,170 stocks, Medical Disposables shed 50 cents to close at $4.50 after 88,417 stock units crossed the market. Paramount Trading declined 5 cents to $1.05 in switching ownership of 3,925 shares, SSL Venture gained 10 cents to end at 74 cents after exchanging 23,154 stocks and Stationery and Office Supplies lost 88 cents in closing at $5.90, with 3,282 stock units changing hands.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.