Junior Market slippage continues on Wednesday

The Junior Market Index dropped a further 22.00 points for a third consecutive day of decline on Wednesday to settle at 3,302.76 as trading closed, with the volume of stocks exchanged climbing 45 percent over Tuesday’s level, with the value up by 24 percent.  
Market activity led to 33 securities trading compared to 34 on Tuesday and ended with the prices of just eight stocks rising, 14 declining and 11, closing unchanged.
The PE Ratio, a measure used to compute appropriate stock values, averages 12.8 based on ICInsider.com’s 2021-22 earnings forecast.
A total of 13,080,154 shares traded for $40,382,215 compared to 9,034,942 units at $32,570,639 on Tuesday.
Lumber Depot led trading with 78.7 percent of total volume in trading 10.29 million shares followed by Future Energy Source 11.1 percent with 1.46 million units and Tropical Battery 1.4 percent with 178,671 units.
Trading averages 396,368 units at $1,223,703 in contrast to 265,734 at $957,960 on Tuesday. Trading month to date averages, 172,116 units at $504,321, compared to 161,120 units at $469,047 on Tuesday. June trading averaged 225,705 units at $644,459.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows four stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and five with lower offers.
At the close, AMG Packaging rose 5 cents to $1.55, with 24,120 shares traded, Everything Fresh popped 6 cents to $1.05 with an exchange of 2,573 units, Express Catering jumped 49 cents to $5.99 with a transfer of 37,700 stock units. Future Energy Source dropped 16 cents to $1.50, with 1,457,121 stocks changing hands, General Accident rallied 47 cents to $5.47 with a transfer of 6,000 shares, Indies Pharma fell 25 cents to $3.50, with 70,689 units passing through the market. Jetcon Corporation slipped 8 cents to $1.31, with 110,000 stocks traded, Knutsford Express shed 49 cents to settle at $7.20, with an exchange of 3,067 shares, Lasco Distributors slipped 5 cents to $3.81 with a transfer of 27,161 units. Lasco Financial rose 5 cents to $3.15 with investors switching ownership of 900 stocks, Lumber Depot fell 10 cents to $3.35, with 10,289,932 shares traded, Main Event climbed 50 cents to $5.30 with a transfer of 1,928 stocks and Medical Disposables slipped 5 cents to $4.55 with 7,560 units crossing the exchange.
In the preference segmentCAC 2000 9.5% dropped 40 cents to close at a 52 weeks’ low of 80 cents, with 38,147 shares changing hands as the yield on the stock climbed to 11%.

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

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