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.

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