Trading gains for Junior Market

Trading closed on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange Monday, with the volume of stocks traded rising 10 percent and the value 17 percent more than on Friday with 45 securities trading versus 41 on Friday and ended with 14 rising, 21 declining and 10 closing unchanged.
A total of 11,121,148 shares were exchanged for $31,427,127 versus 10,149,669 units at $26,870,316 on Friday.
Trading averaged 247,137 shares at $698,381 compared to 247,553 stock units at $655,374 on Friday, with the month to date, averaging 486,150 units at $1,583,408 compared to 500,665 units at $1,637,154 on the previous trading day. August closed with an average of 407,186 units at $1,330,946.
iCreate led trading with 3.06 million shares for 27.5 percent of total volume followed by Fosrich with 1.26 million units for 11.3 percent of the day’s trade and JFP Limited with 1.07 million units for 9.6 percent market share.
At the close, the Junior Market Index increased 7.85 points to 4,107.96. The PE Ratio, a measure of computing appropriate stock values, averages 12.4 The PE ratios of Junior Market stocks incorporate 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, AMG Packaging lost 20 cents to end at $3.61 in an exchange of 5,003 shares, Blue Power fell 40 cents to close at $3.10 in trading 16,658 units, CAC 2000 shed $1.24 to $7.06 with the swapping of 37 stock units. Cargo Handlers dropped $1 to $12.70, with 440 stocks crossing the exchange, Consolidated Bakeries rallied 39 cents in ending at a multi-year closing high of $2.89 as investors exchanged 710,394 shares, Dolla Financial dipped 11 cents to close at $3.12 after a transfer of 854,931 stocks. Fontana declined 45 cents in closing at $9 with a transfer of 141,832 units, Fosrich declined 24 cents to $3.76 with an exchange of 1,257,430 stock units, General Accident increased 78 cents to end, with 250 stock units crossing the market. Honey Bun dropped 42 cents to $7.85 with 12,260 units clearing the market, iCreate climbed 32 cents in closing at $2.53 after exchanging 3,057,352 shares, Iron Rock Insurance shed 63 cents to end at a 52 weeks’ low of $2.10, in switching ownership of 32,050 stocks. Lasco Distributors advanced 16 cents to $3 after exchanging 24,768 shares, Limners and Bards lost 10 cents to close at $2.90, with 213,357 units changing hands, Mailpac Group dipped 18 cents in ending at $2.24, with 141,473 stock units crossing the market. Main Event fell $1.42 to $6.59 while exchanging 63 stocks, MFS Capital Partners shed 10 cents in closing at $3.30 with investors transferring 427,301 stock units, Stationery and Office Supplies dipped $1 to end at $15.20 in trading 16,747 units and tTech lost 45 cents to close at $2.55 after trading 11,581 stocks.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

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