Big Junior Market retreat – Wednesday

Trading started the day with a rise in the market index to 3,284.37 points after 30 minutes of the Junior Market opening >on Thursday but could not maintain those gains and fell over 63 points to finish at 3,221.12 after dropping 43.79 points from Wednesday’s close.
Trading ended with 36 securities changing hands compared to 40 on Wednesday, ending with 16 rising, 14 falling and six remaining unchanged. The PE Ratio based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2021-22 earnings averages 12.2.
The market closed with an exchange of 42 percent fewer shares than on Wednesday as 6,176,511 shares valued at $22,209,393 changed hands, down from 10,633,571 units at $23,363,737 on Wednesday.
Fosrich controlled 12.8 percent of total volume with 793,280 shares, followed by Future Energy Source 11.3 percent, with 696,049 units and Caribbean Flavours 10.6 percent, with an exchange of 655,062 units.
Trading averaged 171,570 units at $616,928 in contrast to 265,839 at $584,093 on Wednesday. Trading month to date, averaged 227,030 units at $601,661, compared to 244,242 units at $596,923 on Wednesday. April closed with an average of 329,241 units at $854,716.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows four stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and five with lower offers.
At the close, Blue Power fell 69 cents to $3.75 with an exchange of 9,118 shares, Caribbean Assurance Brokers rose 10 cents to $2.08 with 108,563 stock units traded, Caribbean Cream added 14 cents to end at $6.05, with 4,172 units changing hands. Caribbean Producers lost 15 cents to end at $3.80 with a transfer of 117,765 stocks, Express Catering rose 10 cents to $4.55 with investors switching ownership of 77,747 shares, Fosrich shed 79 cents to settle at $8 with an exchange of 793,280 units after it traded at a record high of $9.50. Honey Bun hit a 52 weeks’ intraday high of $7 before falling back to a gain of just 5 cents for the day to $6 with 131,773 stocks passing through the market, iCreate fell 6 cents to 74 cents with 33,680 stock units changing hands, Iron Rock Insurance jumped 45 cents to $3.50 with a transfer of 25,670 shares. Jetcon Corporation declined 7 cents to 87 cents with 24,961 stocks traded, Knutsford Express gained 10 cents to end at $8.50 with investors switching ownership of 7,171 units  Lasco Financial dropped 19 cents to $3.20 with an exchange of 391,519 stock units. Lasco Manufacturing shed 35 cents to $4.75 with 66,304 shares changing hands, Lumber Depot advanced 14 cents to $2.80 with a transfer of 349,436 stocks, Medical Disposables slipped 8 cents to $5.27 with 300,260 units traded. SSL Venture rose 7 cents to 65 cents with investors switching ownership of 5,700 stock units, Stationery and Office Supplies fell 11 cents to $5.50 with 19,767 stocks changing hands and tTech gained 10 cents to close at $5, with the 3,959 shares crossing the exchange.

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

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