Third fall day for Junior Market

Rising stocks beat out those declining by 15 to 11, with eight closing unchanged as 34 securities traded, up from 33 on Wednesday, with the volume and value of stocks trading slipping marginally on Thursday on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange.
The Junior Market Index fell for a third day, with a loss of 20.85 points to close at 3,221.63. The PE Ratio, a measure used to compute appropriate stock values, averages 12.1 based on’s 2021-22 earnings forecast.
Trading pulled in 3,546,854 shares at $10,614,625 compared to 3,663,127 units at $11,641,559 on Wednesday. Future Energy Source accounted for 39.6 percent of total volume to lead trading with 1.40 million shares followed by Jamaican Teas 465,277 units with 13.1 percent and Limners and Bards 12.4 percent with 438,846 stock units.
Trading averaged 104,319 units at $312,195 in contrast to 111,004 at $352,775 on Wednesday and month to date, an average of 213,117 units at $613,315 compared to 222,342 units at $638,846 on Wednesday. August closed with an average of 464,471 units at $1,258,652.
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, Blue Power popped 31 cents to $3.31, trading 17 units, Caribbean Assurance Brokers rallied 10 cents to end at $1.75 while exchanging 1,000 stock units, Express Catering declined 41 cents to end at $4.49, with 23,614 stock units clearing the market. Fontana popped 15 cents to $6.18 with an exchange of 65,773 shares, Future Energy Source rose 4 cents to $2.43, with 1,402,858 shares crossing the market, GWest Corporation shed 19 cents to close at 95 cents, with 5,000 shares changing hands. Jamaican Teas rose 10 cents to end at $3.70 after trading 465,277 stocks. Jetcon Corporation shed 6 to close at 94 cents after exchanging 295,183 units, Lumber Depot rose 13 cents to $2.93 in trading 331,498 stock units, Mailpac Group dropped 10 cents to $3.52 in switching ownership of 98,002 shares, Main Event dived 44 cents to $3.76 after exchanging 3,395 shares. Medical Disposables increased 33 cents to $4.94 after exchanging 4,030 stock units, Stationery and Office Supplies climbed 10 cents to $5.91 in an exchange of 4,000 stocks and tTech declined 42 cents to $4.20 after trading 2,731 stocks.

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

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