Investors cooled on One Great Studio

Trading cool in on shares of One Great Studio at the close of the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Friday, with less than 2 million shares trading compared to more than 14 million units traded in each of the previous three days as such Friday’s volume dropped sharply 68 percent with a 59 percent lower the value of stocks being traded but the Junior Market was able to record a moderate modest increase at the close of trading.
A total of 44 securities were traded compared to 45 on Thursday with market activity ending with prices of 20 rising, 15 declining and nine closing unchanged.
Investors traded 6,672,237 shares for $13,058,494 down from 21,011,494 units at $31,863,579 on Thursday.
Trading averaged 151,642 shares at $296,784 compared with 466,922 shares at $708,080 on Thursday with the month to date, averaging 195,857 units at $369,709 down from 199,010 stock units at $374,909 on the previous day. August closed with an average of 183,001 units at $460,354.
One Great Studio led trading with 1.89 million shares for 28.3 percent of total volume followed by Derrimon Trading with 1.64 million units for 24.6 percent of the day’s trade and Dolla Financial with 766,933 units for 11.5 percent market share.
At the close, the Junior Market Index rose 5.63 points to settle at 3,809.59.
The Junior Market ended trading with an average PE Ratio of 10.4, based on last traded prices in conjunction with earnings projected by for the financial years ending between November 2023 and August 2024.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows three stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and eight with lower offers.
At the close, AMG Packaging rallied 21 cents to $2.49 after 18,873 shares passed through the market, Blue Power advanced 15 cents to $2.65 in switching ownership of 10 units, CAC 2000 climbed 58 cents to end at $4.46 after an exchange of 15 stocks, Cargo Handlers lost 45 cents to close at $14.50, with 5,095 stock units crossing the market. Caribbean Cream climbed 58 cents to $4.10 in trading 300 stocks, Caribbean Flavours popped 8 cents to end at $1.30 with investors transferring 41,968 units, Consolidated Bakeries shed 29 cents to close at $2.10 after a transfer of 200 shares, Derrimon Trading dropped 10 cents and ended at $1.90 in an exchange of 1,640,776 stocks. Dolla Financial dipped 11 cents in closing at $2.16 in trading of 766,933 stocks, Dolphin Cove rose 49 cents to $16.49, with 5,790 shares crossing the exchange, EduFocal gained 5 cents to end at $1.39 with shareholders swapping 69,976 units, Fontana rose 10 cents to close at $10.40 after exchanging 40,779 stock units. Fosrich skidded 11 cents in closing at $2.24 after trading 51,522 stock units, Future Energy Source gained 14 cents to $3.45 with investors dealing in 166,158 shares, Honey Bun popped 50 cents and ended at $6.80 as investors exchanged 1,160 stocks, Indies Pharma fell 14 cents to end at $2.76, with 4,475 units crossing the market. ISP Finance dropped $9.93 to close at $35 with 4,999 shares changing hands, Jamaican Teas advanced 7 cents and ended at $2.07 while exchanging 9,447 stock units, JFP Ltd dipped 5 cents to close at $1.50 after investors traded 38,548 units, Knutsford Express rose 5 cents in closing at $11.35 with a transfer of 18,570 stocks. Lasco Distributors rallied 10 cents and ended at $4.30 with traders dealing in 50 stocks, Lasco Manufacturing skidded 9 cents in closing at $5.31 with stakeholders exchanging 387 shares, Lumber Depot increased 14 cents to close at $2.24 with 684,872 stock units clearing the market, MFS Capital Partners rose 5 cents to $2.05 with an exchange of 29,459 units. One Great Studio shed 7 cents to end at $1.20 with investors transferring 1,889,355 units, Regency Petroleum increased 5 cents in closing at $2.15 after an exchange of 260,408 shares, Spur Tree Spices advanced 10 cents and ended at $2.10 with a transfer of 117,165 stocks and Stationery and Office Supplies popped 10 cents to end at $1.70 while exchanging 354,221 stock units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

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