Junior Market rises on increased trading

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

OneonOne the dominant stock

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

Ricardo Allen CEO of One to One

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

Junior Market’s second day of solid gains

Trading closed on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange Monday, with the volume of stocks traded rising 32 percent with a 27 percent greater value than on Friday after 43 securities traded similar to Friday and ending with prices of 17 rising 20, declining and six closing unchanged and sent the Junior Market Index surging 82.22 points to 4,298.75 and follows 72.17 points jump on Friday.
A total of 20,936,329 shares were traded for $79,292,490 up from 15,802,738 units at $62,557,377 on Friday.
Trading averaged 486,891 shares at $1,844,011 versus 367,506 shares at $1,454,823 on Friday with the month to date, averaging 425,481 units at $1,799,142 up from 395,129 units at 1,776,965 on the previous trading day. August closed with an average of 407,186 units at $1,330,946.
Fosrich led trading with 8.75 million shares for 41.8 percent of total volume followed by ONE on ONE Educational with 4.68 million units for 22.3 percent of the day’s trade. Dolla Financial chipped in with 1.98 million units for 9.5 percent market share and Future Energy Source ended, up with 1.14 million units for 5.5 percent of stocks trading.
The PE Ratio, a measure of computing appropriate stock values, averages 13.2. 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 popped $1.49 in closing at $25 after trading`598 shares, AMG Packaging shed 34 cents to close at $3.65 while exchanging 25,872 units, Blue Power lost 36 cents in ending at $3.12 with an exchange of 16,952 stock units. Cargo Handlers advanced 15 cents to $12.50 after a transfer of 7,161 stocks, Caribbean Cream rallied 37 cents to close at $4.37 in exchanging 112 shares, Dolphin Cove climbed 18 cents to $15.18 after swapping 101,784 stock units. Everything Fresh dipped 22 cents to $1.73 as investors exchanged 57,612 stocks, Fontana fell 27 cents in closing at $9.24 with a transfer of 306,568 units, Fosrich rose 56 cents to $4.71 after trading 8,749,441 units. Future Energy Source dropped 18 cents to close at $5.03 with investors transferring 1,143,023 stocks, General Accident declined 37 cents to $4.98 in exchanging 10,024 shares, Honey Bun gained 45 cents in closing at $7.95 after exchanging 2,972 stock units. iCreate increased 15 cents to $4.15, with 227,115 units clearing the market, Iron Rock Insurance shed 31 cents to close at $2.69 while trading 21,076 stock units, Jamaican Teas dipped 24 cents to end at $2.51, with 528,897 shares changing hands. KLE Group 0rose 27 cents to close at $2.07 after 625 stocks crossed the market, Lumber Depot declined 26 cents to $2.84, with an exchange of 102,995 shares, MFS Capital Partners climbed 54 cents to $3.75 in switching ownership of 372,138 stock units. ONE on ONE Educational gained 57 cents in closing at a record high of $2.32 in trading 4,676,141 stocks and leaving 19 million to buy on the bid at $2.32 at the close. Spur Tree Spices rallied 14 cents to $3.94, with 232,121 units crossing the exchange and Stationery and Office Supplies advanced 93 cents to $17.93 in an exchange of 110,834 stock units.
In the preference segmentCAC 2000 9.5% preference share lost 18 cents in ending at $1 and closed with 13,112 stock units changing hands.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

ONE on ONE jumps 75% in 2 days

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ONE on ONE Educational traded on the second day of listing with the price jumping 75 percent still leaving a bunch of orders left unfilled as trading closed on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange Friday, with the volume of stocks declining 15 percent and the value down 32 percent compared to Thursday, with 43 securities trading versus 44 on the immediately preceding day and ended prices of 16 rising 19 declining and eight closing unchanged.
At the close, the Junior Market Index popped sharply higher by 72.17 points to 4,216.53.
A total of 15,802,738 shares were exchanged for $62,557,377 compared to 18,573,484 units at $92,038,588 on Thursday. Trading averaged 367,506 shares at $1,454,823 compared to 422,125 shares at $2,091,786 on Thursday, with the month to date averaging 395,129 units at $1,776,965. August closed with an average of 407,186 units at $1,330,946.
Fosrich led trading with 5.19 million shares for 32.9 percent of total volume followed by Dolla Financial with 3.11 million units for 19.7 percent of the day’s trade and Future Energy Source with 971,347 units for 6.1 percent market share.
The PE Ratio, a measure of computing appropriate stock values, averages 13. The PE ratios of Junior Market stocks incorporate ICInsider.com projected earnings for companies with financial year end that falls between November this year and August 2023.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows five stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close, Access Financial fell $1.79 to end at $23.51 with investors transferring 5,709 shares, AMG Packaging rose 18 cents to $3.99 in trading 5,497 units, Cargo Handlers climbed 30 cents to $12.35 after exchanging 100 stocks. Caribbean Cream gained 20 cents in closing at $4, with 6,989 stock units crossing the exchange, Caribbean Flavours dropped 10 cents to close at $1.81 trading 129,370 shares, Consolidated Bakeries lost 29 cents to close at $2.06 while exchanging 69,040 stocks. Dolla Financial rallied 14 cents in ending at $3.40 with a transfer of 3,107,896 stock units, Dolphin Cove popped $1 to end at $15, with 447,660 units changing hands, EduFocal declined 10 cents in closing at $2.51 in exchanging 890,225 stocks. Everything Fresh increased 45 cents to $1.95 in switching ownership of 153,099 stock units, Fosrich advanced 48 cents to $4.15 with 5,194,483 shares changing hands, General Accident dipped 20 cents to $5.35 as investors exchanged 165 units. Honey Bun shed 66 cents ending at $7.50 after a transfer of 43,329 shares, iCreate fell 11 cents to $4 with an exchange of 275,120 stocks, Indies Pharma shed 10 cents to close at $3, with 10,933 stock units crossing the market. JFP Limited declined 14 cents to $1.55, after trading 198,008 units, Knutsford Express increased 20 cents to end at $7.20 in an exchange of 100 stocks, Lasco Manufacturing popped 20 cents to close at $4.50, with 663,765 shares clearing the market. Lumber Depot rose 13 cents in ending at $3.10 and exchanging 435,326 units, Mailpac Group advanced 10 cents in closing at $2.50 with the swapping of 205,376 stock units, MFS Capital Partners dipped 13 cents in ending at $3.21 after trading 785,586 units. ONE on ONE Educational rallied 43 cents in closing at a record high of $1.75 in switching ownership of 139,469 shares, Spur Tree Spices dropped 12 cents to end at $3.80 with a transfer of 200,816 stocks, Stationery and Office Supplies gained $1 to close at $17, with 78,393 stock units changing hands and Tropical Battery fell 26 cents to $2.51 with an exchange of 888,206 shares.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

ONE on ONE Educational gains 32% on debut

ONE on ONE Educational shares were listed on Monday with the price jumping 32 cents on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange Thursday. The market ended with the volume of stocks traded declining 68 percent and the value 48 percent lower than on Wednesday with 44 securities trading versus 45 on Wednesday and ended with prices of 15 rising, 23 declinng and six closng unchanged.
A total of 18,573,484 shares were exchanged for $92,038,588 down from 57,697,192 units at $175,364,563 on Wednesday.
Trading averaged 422,125 shares at $2,091,786 versus 1,282,160 shares at $3,896,990 on Wednesday. August closed with an average of 407,186 units at $1,330,946.
MFS Capital Partners led trading with 5.51 million shares for 29.7 percent of total volume followed by Lasco Distributors with 2.51 million units for 13.5 percent of the day’s trade, Access Financial with 1.25 million units for 6.7 percent market share and General Accident with 1.23 million units for 6.6 percent market share.
At the close, the Junior Market Index shed 23.69 points to close at 4,144.36.
The PE Ratio, a measure of computing appropriate stock values, averages 12.9. The PE ratios of Junior Market stocks incorporate ICInsider.com projected earnings for companies with financial year end that falls between November this year and August 2023.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows four stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and three with lower offers.
At the close of trading, Access Financial advanced 80 cents to $25.30 with 1,247,279 shares changing hands, AMG Packaging lost 18 cents after ending at $3.81 with a transfer of 16,436 units, Cargo Handlers dropped $2.65 in closing at $12.05 with the swapping of 189,410 stocks. Consolidated Bakeries gained 15 cents to end at a 52 weeks’ high of $2.35 trading 519,882 stock units, Dolphin Cove shed 93 cents to close at $14, with 30,846 stock units crossing the exchange, Everything Fresh fell 50 cents in closing at $1.50, with 199,796 units crossing the market. Fontana popped 53 cents to close at $9.59 in switching ownership of 105,728 stocks, Fosrich increased 11 cents to $3.67 after finishing trading 537,734 shares, Future Energy Source dipped 25 cents to $5.23 while exchanging 542,775 units. General Accident climbed 55 cents to end at $5.55 after exchanging 1,231,233 stocks, Honey Bun rose 66 cents in ending at $8.16 as investors exchanged 3,891 shares, iCreate declined 11 cents in closing at $4.11 after exchanging 79,882 stock units. Indies Pharma declined 30 cents to close at $3.10, with 10,609 units changing hands, Knutsford Express rallied 14 cents to $7 with 458,751 stocks clearing the market, Lasco Manufacturing shed 10 cents to end at $4.30 with investors transferring 839,779 shares. Mailpac Group lost 20 cents to $2.40 in an exchange of 25,020 stock units, Main Event popped 70 cents to end at $7.70 after exchanging 2,450 shares, Medical Disposables rallied 17 cents to $6 in trading 50,940 stock units. ONE on ONE Educational rose 32 cents in closing at all-time high of $1.32, with 55,308 units crossing the market and tTech dropped 28 cents to close at $2.95 with an exchange of 71,226 stocks.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Junior Market trading climbs

Trading closed on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange Tuesday, with the volume and the value of stocks exchanged rising marginally more than on Monday even as 42 securities traded down from 44 on Monday and ended with 16 rising, 18 declining and eight unchanged, with Everything Fresh closing at a record high.
A total of 8,431,893 shares were traded for $28,060,749 compared to 8,102,411 units at $24,915,028 on Monday. Trading averaged 200,759 shares at $668,113 from 184,146 shares at $566,251 on Monday, with the month to date, averaging 383,235 units at $1,275,094 down from 395,154 units at $1,314,742 on the previous trading day. July closed with an average of 512,709 units at $2,574,304. At the close, the Junior Market Index dipped 3.86 points to 4,119.65.
Jamaican Teas led trading with 2.19 million shares for 25.9 percent of total volume followed by Dolla Financial with 1.17 million units for 13.8 percent of the day’s trade and Lasco Manufacturing with 988,487 units for 11.7 percent market share.
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 five stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and three with lower offers.
At the close, Access Financial lost 47 cents to end at $27 after exchanging 2,302 shares, Blue Power climbed 20 cents in closing at $3.20 with the swapping of 785 units, CAC 2000 advanced 50 cents after ending at $6.55 and trading 3,080 stocks. Derrimon Trading declined 18 cents to $2.14 in switching ownership of 441,890 stock units, EduFocal dipped 10 cents to close at $2.60 after exchanging 159,084 stocks, Everything Fresh gained 12 cents in ending at a record closing high of $1.78 after trading 155,141 shares. Express Catering dropped 29 cents after ending at $5.21 in an exchange of 10,165 stock units, Fontana shed 25 cents to end at $9 while exchanging 67,997 units, General Accident fell 19 cents to close at $5.70 after a transfer of 1,015 stocks. Honey Bun increased 10 cents to $8.10, with 1,215 shares crossing the market, Indies Pharma rose 20 cents in closing at $3.20, with 79,862 stock units changing hands, Lasco Distributors rallied 10 cents to $3.10 after 7,169 units crossed the market. Lasco Manufacturing popped 11 cents to $4.27, with 988,487 stock units changing hands, Limners and Bards dipped 13 cents to close at $2.72 in exchanging 20,827 stocks, Lumber Depot declined 22 cents to end at $2.81 with investors transferring 40,827 units. MFS Capital Partners rallied 46 cents to $4.16 with a transfer of 146,976 shares, Spur Tree Spices fell 20 cents in closing at $3.75 after trading 442,143 units, Stationery and Office Supplies shed $1.28 to close at $16.10 with 17,136 stock units changing hands and Tropical Battery dropped 15 cents to end at $2.60 as investors exchanged 32,803 shares.
In the preference segmentCAC 2000 9.5% preference share climbed 26 cents to $1.16, with 450 stocks crossing the exchange.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Junior Market rises on reduced trading

Trading closed on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange Monday, with the volume of stocks traded declining 16 percent from trading on Friday, with a 16 percent lower value with 44 securities changing hands similar to Friday and ended with 19 rising, 17 declining and eight closing unchanged.
A total of 8,102,411 shares were exchanged for $24,915,028 from 9,619,389 units at $29,679,783 on Friday. Trading averaged 184,146 shares at $566,251, compared to 218,622 stock units at $674,541 on Friday with month to date, averaging 395,154 units at $1,314,742 compared to 410,654 units at $1,369,723 on the previous trading day. July closed with an average of 512,709 units at $2,574,304. Dolla Financial led trading with 2.39 million shares for 29.5 percent of total volume followed by JFP Limited with 1.03 million units for 12.7 percent of the day’s trade and Fosrich with 973,391 units for 12 percent market share.
At the close, the Junior Market Index increased 22.70 points to 4,123.51.
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 ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close, Blue Power fell 20 cents to $3, with 8,734 shares changing hands, Cargo Handlers climbed 50 cents to end at $14.50 in an exchange of 10,301 units, Dolphin Cove rallied 35 cents in closing at $14 with investors transferring 2,312 stock units. EduFocal dropped 13 cents to $2.70 after 222,615 stocks crossed the market, Elite Diagnostic gained 11 cents to close at $3.43 with an exchange of 40,021 shares, Fosrich increased 11 cents in closing at $3.69 after exchanging 973,391 stocks. Honey Bun dipped 10 cents to close at $8 in trading 903 units, iCreate declined 16 cents to end at $4.01 with a transfer of 319,853 stock units, Iron Rock Insurance advanced 29 cents in ending at $3 while exchanging 1,659 stock units. Jamaican Teas rose 30 cents to $2.80 in trading 209,005 units, Limners and Bards popped 13 cents to end at $2.85, with 151,856 stocks crossing the market, Main Event rallied 70 cents in closing at $7.71 after swapping of 384 shares. Medical Disposables climbed $1.19 after ending at $6.90 and exchanging 11,500 stock units, MFS Capital Partners shed 34 cents to $3.70 and closed with 63,982 stocks changing hands, Spur Tree Spices rose 15 cents to $3.95 after trading 107,149 units. Stationery and Office Supplies lost 62 cents to end at $17.38 after finishing the trading of 20,601 shares and tTech declined 28 cents to $3.02 in switching ownership of 8,000 shares.
In the preference segmentCAC 2000 9.5% preference share lost 15 cents in closing at 90 cents, with 95,176 stock units clearing the market.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

More decline for Junior Market

Trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed on Friday, with the volume and the value of stocks traded declining 18 percent from Thursday’s outturn, resulting in an exchange of 44 securities versus 43 on Thursday and ending with prices of 14 rising, 23 falling and seven closing unchanged, with the Junior Market Index slipping 32.13 points to 4,100.81.
A total of 9,619,389 shares were traded for $29,679,783 down from 11,732,727 units at $36,312,222 on Thursday. Trading averaged 218,622 shares at $674,541 compared to 272,854 shares at $844,470 on Thursday with month to date, averaging 410,654 units at $1,369,723 compared to 425,878 units at $1,424,836 on the preceding trading day. July closed with an average of 512,709 units at $2,574,304.
Jamaican Teas led trading with 2.13 million shares for 22.1 percent of total volume, followed by Dolla Financial with 1.67 million units for 17.4 percent of the day’s trade and Spur Tree Spices with 938,414 units for 9.8 percent market share.
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 one with a lower offer.
At the close, Access Financial declined 50 cents to end at $27.50, with 22,096 shares clearing the market, Blue Power dipped 55 cents to $3.20 in transferring 3,290 stocks, CAC 2000 dropped 94 cents to $6.05 after trading 4,483 units. Caribbean Assurance Brokers lost 10 cents to close at $2.72, with 91,217 stock units crossing the market, Caribbean Cream fell 41 cents to $3.88 in trading 82,455 units, Dolphin Cove shed 36 cents in closing at $13.65 after exchanging 16,813 stock units. Elite Diagnostic dropped 12 cents to close at $3.32 after trading 1,200 shares, Everything Fresh advanced 18 cents to end at $1.68, with 313,440 stock units traded, Fontana declined 65 cents to $9.20 with investors transferring 15,869 units. General Accident gained 60 cents to $5.80 in an exchange of 1,960 stocks, Indies Pharma lost 13 cents to end at $2.95 in exchanging 51,559 stock units, Iron Rock Insurance dipped 29 cents to close at $2.71, with 1,000 shares crossing the exchange. Jamaican Teas shed 25 cents to end at $2.50 after the transfer of 2,128,486 shares, KLE Group rallied 19 cents in closing at $2.04 while exchanging ten units, Lasco Distributors climbed 12 cents to $3 with the swapping of 867,211 stocks. Lasco Financial popped 14 cents in closing at $2.85 as investors exchanged 194,769 stock units, Main Event fell 89 cents in ending at $7.01, with 6,993 stocks changing hands, Medical Disposables fell 98 cents to end at $5.71 after 6,119 units crossed the market and Stationery and Office Supplies rose 50 cents to close at $18 in switching ownership of 2,501 shares.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Stocks gained on Junior Market

Trading closed on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange Thursday, with the volume of stocks traded rising 31 percent, with a modestly higher value than on Wednesday as 43 securities traded, up from 40 on Wednesday and ended with 20 rising, 15 declining and eight closing unchanged.
A total of 11,732,727 shares traded for $36,312,222 compared to 8,962,203 units at $34,135,300 on Wednesday. Trading on Wednesday averaged 272,854 shares at $844,470 compred to 224,055 shares at $853,383 on Wednesday with month to date, averaging 425,878 units at $1,424,836 compared to 438,729 units at $1,473,578 on Wednesday the previous trading day. July closed with an average of 512,709 units at $2,574,304.
Lumber Depot led trading with 6.38 million shares for 54.4 percent of total volume followed by JFP Limited with 1.43 million units for 12.2 percent of the day’s trade and Dolla Financial with 875,872 units for 7.5 percent market share.
At the close, the Junior Market Index rallied 5.98 points to 4,132.94.
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 one stock ended with a bid higher than their last selling price and four with lower offers.
At the close, Access Financial rose $2 in closing at $28 with 21,926 stock units changing hands, Blue Power gained 10 cents to end at $3.75 after a transfer of 2,282 units, EduFocal increased 10 cents to $2.85 after 99,395 stocks crossed the market, Elite Diagnostic climbed 12 cents to close at $3.44 as investors exchanged 107,162 units, Express Catering lost 10 cents in ending at $5.50 after trading 2,042 stock units. Future Energy Source popped 11 cents in closing at $5.69 after exchanging 391,965 stocks, Honey Bun advanced $1.12 to end at $8.10 in exchanging 9,740 shares, Iron Rock Insurance rose 28 cents to close at $3 with investors transferring 1,038 units. Lasco Financial fell 22 cents to $2.71 after exchanging 65,403 shares, Lumber Depot added 16 cents to close at $3.15, with 6,382,627 stocks crossing the market, Main Event increased 40 cents to $7.90 and finished trading six stock units. Medical Disposables dipped 31 cents in closing at $6.69 with 1,000 stocks changing hands, Stationery and Office Supplies declined 50 cents to end at $17.50 with an exchange of 1,271 shares and tTech climbed 30 cents ending at $3.30 in trading 80,431 units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Junior Market trading falls on Wednesday

Trading closed on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange Wednesday, with declining stock dominating the market following a 24 percent decline in the volume of stocks traded, with the value slipping 19 percent from Tuesday outcome and leading to 40 securities trading versus 41 on Tuesday, with prices of 10 rising, 24 declining and six closing unchanged.
A total of 8,962,203 shares were traded for $34,135,300 down from 11,789,430 units at $42,079,092 on Tuesday. Trading averaged 224,055 shares at $853,383 against 287,547 shares at $1,026,319 on Tuesday, with the month to date, averaging 438,729 units at$1,473,578 compared to 456,922 units at $1,526,137 on the previous trading day. July closed with an average of 512,709 units at $2,574,304. Dolla Financial led trading with 1.85 million shares for 20.6 percent of total volume followed by Future Energy Source with 1.50 million units for 16.7 percent of the day’s trade and Derrimon Trading with 962,107 units for 10.7 percent market share.
At the close, the Junior Market Index fell 27.04 points to settle at 4,126.96.
The PE Ratio, a measure used to compute appropriate stock values, averages 13. The PE ratios of Junior Market stocks are computed using 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 ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and three with lower offers.
At the close, Access Financial dropped 40 cents in ending at $26, with an exchange of 7,778 shares, CAC 2000 shed 66 cents in closing at $6.99, with 14,563 stock units changing hands, Cargo Handlers fell 50 cents to $14 after exchanging 497 stocks. Express Catering rose 10 cents to close at $5.60 with the swapping of 31,100 units, Fontana dipped 15 cents to end at $9.85 with investors transferring 244,196 stocks, Future Energy Source declined 22 cents to close at $5.58 after exchanging 1,501,074 stock units. General Accident popped 29 cents to end at $5.20 in trading 19,000 units, Honey Bun lost $1.02 ending at $6.98 as investors exchanged 21,286 shares, iCreate gained 18 cents in closing at $4.28 in an exchange of 296,911 shares. Indies Pharma advanced 14 cents to $3.13 while exchanging 32,212 units, Main Event rallied $1 to $7.50 in switching ownership of 153,853 stocks, Spur Tree Spices increased 18 cents to $3.88 in trading 211,237 stock units. MFS- SSL Venture fell 11 cents to close at $4, with 14,208 stock units crossing the market and Stationery and Office Supplies lost 48 cents in closing at $18 with a transfer of 22,031 units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.